Education for sustainability in schools: the flow on effects to health and well-being

Simon Leonard

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLeading Change: Living for One Planet
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    PublisherAAEE National Conference Committee
    Pages47-53
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)9780957833531
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event16th Biennial Australian Association for Environmental Education Conference - Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Duration: 26 Sep 201030 Sep 2010

    Conference

    Conference16th Biennial Australian Association for Environmental Education Conference
    CountryAustralia
    CityCanberra
    Period26/09/1030/09/10

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