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Education for Sustainability Developing a sustainable strategy for Zákolany School

Jürgensen, Anna (2003)
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
The importance of formal education systems in relation to environmental and social problems has been increasingly emphasised in international agreements and conferences. Despite this fact, the process of implementation in schools is slow.

One important aspect of Education for Sustainability (EFS) is the connection between schools and their local environment. This implies that the schools can expect to take on a somewhat different role than previously. This research project focuses on that connection.

This thesis is an action research project, with the purpose of exploring the potential in involving external actors in the local educational system, in the primary school of Zákolany, a village in the Czech Republic. A framework for the... (More)
The importance of formal education systems in relation to environmental and social problems has been increasingly emphasised in international agreements and conferences. Despite this fact, the process of implementation in schools is slow.

One important aspect of Education for Sustainability (EFS) is the connection between schools and their local environment. This implies that the schools can expect to take on a somewhat different role than previously. This research project focuses on that connection.

This thesis is an action research project, with the purpose of exploring the potential in involving external actors in the local educational system, in the primary school of Zákolany, a village in the Czech Republic. A framework for the categorisation of these potential external actors was developed.

The main findings of the study show that there are possibilities for village schools to find synergy between their quest for survival and the implementation of EFS. (Less)
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author
Jürgensen, Anna
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Education for Sustainability, local educational system, external actors, primary school, Environmental studies, Miljöstudier
language
English
id
1325215
date added to LUP
2007-03-01 00:00:00
date last changed
2007-03-01 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {The importance of formal education systems in relation to environmental and social problems has been increasingly emphasised in international agreements and conferences. Despite this fact, the process of implementation in schools is slow.

One important aspect of Education for Sustainability (EFS) is the connection between schools and their local environment. This implies that the schools can expect to take on a somewhat different role than previously. This research project focuses on that connection.

This thesis is an action research project, with the purpose of exploring the potential in involving external actors in the local educational system, in the primary school of Zákolany, a village in the Czech Republic. A framework for the categorisation of these potential external actors was developed.

The main findings of the study show that there are possibilities for village schools to find synergy between their quest for survival and the implementation of EFS.},
  author       = {Jürgensen, Anna},
  keyword      = {Education for Sustainability,local educational system,external actors,primary school,Environmental studies,Miljöstudier},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Education for Sustainability Developing a sustainable strategy for Zákolany School},
  year         = {2003},
}