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 Tribal Development

Education for sustainable tribal development

The concept of Sustainable Development (SD) has acquired great currency after the Rio Summit of 1992. The recent Johannesburg Summit has also stressed on the fact that education can be a useful tool to achieve the aim of conserving the environment and using it in a sustainable way. But, if we have to relate the issue of sustainability to the most marginalized section of the society in India, then the definition of both ‘education’ and ‘sustainable development’ has to be applied in the broadest possible sense. For us, education must mean lifelong education, an opportunity to learn both within and outside the formal structures of school. However, it must also mean that issues of free and ...

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