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This collection provides multiple perspectives regarding the possibility of creating sustainable education practices that are integrated into and relevant to the needs and practices on a global scale. It also focuses on the failure of traditional education to address the problems of globalization. The articles conceive sustainable development education as focusing on the holistic development of the body and mind, encompassing a wide range of issues. This idea is also central to the Gandhian tradition of life knowledge and Nai Talim (New Education). The uniqueness of this compilation is in the multiple perspectives it provides, establishing workable links between local communities, governments, and international organizations that would enable sustainable human development.

Education for Sustainable Development: The Concept and its Connection to Tolerance and Democracy
Education for sustainable development: The concept and its connection to tolerance and democracy
Michael J.Scoullos
Introduction—The Historical Background

The concept of Environmental Education (EE) emerged in the late 1960s. In 1972, during the Stockholm UN Conference on the Human Environment, it was recognized as an important tool to promote the protection of the environment and, later was acknowledged as the pre-requisite for any development. Principle 19 of the ‘Stockholm Declaration’ called for EE from grade school through adulthood to ‘broaden the basis for enlightened opinions and responsible conduct by individuals, enterprises, and communities in protecting and improving the environment in its full human dimension’. The Belgrade (1975) and Tbilisi (1977) meetings described the principles of ...

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