Educating for Sustainability in Primary Schools: Teaching for the Future.
Education for sustainability should be a key priority in today’s schools, as our society seeks to find a balance between environmental, social, cultural, political and economic imperatives that affect our future. Young children will become the next generation of adults, so it is vital that they are educated about sustainability issues, to learn to make informed decisions and take positive action for a sustainable world.
Teachers are ideally placed to educate for sustainability issues, and indeed have a responsibility to do so. However, they often lack support and experience in this area, and constraints of current curriculum priorities can inhibit Education for Sustainability being taught effectively in many classrooms.
Educating for Sustainability in Primary Schools: Teaching for the Future addresses this problem by showing how Education for Sustainability can be developed within and across all areas of the primary curriculum in the Australian and New Zealand contexts.
The book provides a range of educational approaches and examples of activities to support teachers in addressing national requirements for teaching the major primary curriculum learning areas, while simultaneously educating for sustainability.
This integrative approach to primary education can promote knowledge of, positive attitudes towards and suitable action for sustainability in relevant, meaningful, enjoyable and creative ways. This book is a valuable resource for all primary teachers who wish to make a real difference to educating children for the future. Paperback US$43.00/€39.00
Sense Publishers – available now from Fishpond at
http://www.fishpond.co.nz/c/Books/q/taylor%2C+Quinn+and+Eames?rid=196836451 for approximately NZ $70 including delivery.
NZAEE has released its manifesto advocating for Environmental and Sustainability Education. This document sets out what we believe to be government policy priorities. This document was produced in partnership with the Enviroschools Foundation, the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society and the Sustainable Living Education Trust. We urge you to read the manifesto and consider these issues.