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Two Nations and ESD: Analysis of the Implementation of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Ecuador and Swden for grades 1 to 10

Castro, Prisila LU (2015) In IIIEE Master thesis IMEN56 20151
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
The end of the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development in the present year marked
a scenario to evaluate the achievement made among nations. However the success of
implementation of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is not equal as well the
information available on the subject depens on the country. The aim of the thesis is to deliver
a current status and recommendations for improvement on the implementation of ESD for
Basic General Education (grades 1 th to 10th) in Ecuador. The approach carryed out an analysis
in different levels; from the national policy till school reality generatin information from the
whole system. In order to make recommendations for the improvement, Sweden was chosen
as mentor country to... (More)
The end of the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development in the present year marked
a scenario to evaluate the achievement made among nations. However the success of
implementation of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is not equal as well the
information available on the subject depens on the country. The aim of the thesis is to deliver
a current status and recommendations for improvement on the implementation of ESD for
Basic General Education (grades 1 th to 10th) in Ecuador. The approach carryed out an analysis
in different levels; from the national policy till school reality generatin information from the
whole system. In order to make recommendations for the improvement, Sweden was chosen
as mentor country to be compared against. In Ecuador was found that Education for
Sustainable Development was included without being directly named, through the “Good
Living Concept” but remained only conceptual. Sweden in the other hand, does not possess a
national action plan for the implementation of ESD, it is already found into the National Laws
and Regulations wich are supported by individual work carried by municipalities,
organizations, teachers NGOS, and Swedish citizens through diverse programs and initiative
to implement ESD in schools. Within the analysis of Ecuador, the “good living concept”
presents a great opportunity to d be used to introduce further ESD into the curricula.
Meanwhile from the Swedish national initiatives, that could be adapted to Ecuador it the use
of motivational programs as the Green Flag Award or the Sustainability School Award. Finally
the level of implementation of ESD should be further monitored in order to improve the
results. (Less)
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author
Castro, Prisila LU
supervisor
organization
course
IMEN56 20151
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
DESD, ESD, “Good Living Concept”
publication/series
IIIEE Master thesis
report number
2015:09
ISSN
1401-9191
language
English
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8168532
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  abstract     = {The end of the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development in the present year marked
a scenario to evaluate the achievement made among nations. However the success of
implementation of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is not equal as well the
information available on the subject depens on the country. The aim of the thesis is to deliver
a current status and recommendations for improvement on the implementation of ESD for
Basic General Education (grades 1 th to 10th) in Ecuador. The approach carryed out an analysis
in different levels; from the national policy till school reality generatin information from the
whole system. In order to make recommendations for the improvement, Sweden was chosen
as mentor country to be compared against. In Ecuador was found that Education for
Sustainable Development was included without being directly named, through the “Good
Living Concept” but remained only conceptual. Sweden in the other hand, does not possess a
national action plan for the implementation of ESD, it is already found into the National Laws
and Regulations wich are supported by individual work carried by municipalities,
organizations, teachers NGOS, and Swedish citizens through diverse programs and initiative
to implement ESD in schools. Within the analysis of Ecuador, the “good living concept”
presents a great opportunity to d be used to introduce further ESD into the curricula.
Meanwhile from the Swedish national initiatives, that could be adapted to Ecuador it the use
of motivational programs as the Green Flag Award or the Sustainability School Award. Finally
the level of implementation of ESD should be further monitored in order to improve the
results.},
  author       = {Castro, Prisila},
  issn         = {1401-9191},
  keyword      = {DESD,ESD,“Good Living Concept”},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {IIIEE Master thesis},
  title        = {Two Nations and ESD: Analysis of the Implementation of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Ecuador and Swden for grades 1 to 10},
  year         = {2015},
}