Sustainability is an important issue for 21st century society but Education for Sustainability remains a peripheral activity in schools dealing with a heavily crowded curriculum. Indications from schools where Education for Sustainability has been successfully implemented through the Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI) are that Education for Sustainability programs also make a significant contribution to the health and well being of the students, staff and general community of the schools. The evidence reported here suggests that greater analysis of a connection between Education for Sustainability and the indicators of strong social capital may give Education for Sustainability a greater priority in the crowded curriculum.
|Title of host publication||Leading Change: Living for One Planet|
|Place of Publication||Australia|
|Publisher||AAEE National Conference Committee|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||16th Biennial Australian Association for Environmental Education Conference - Australian National University, Canberra, Australia|
Duration: 26 Sep 2010 → 30 Sep 2010
|Conference||16th Biennial Australian Association for Environmental Education Conference|
|Period||26/09/10 → 30/09/10|
Leonard, S. (2010). Education for sustainability in schools: the flow on effects to health and well-being. In Leading Change: Living for One Planet (pp. 47-53). Australia: AAEE National Conference Committee.