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Title: Teachers' perceptions of a new environmental education initiative for NSW, Australia
Contributor(s): Kennelly, Julie Anne (author); Taylor, Neil  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2006
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Abstract: The concept of sustainability is gaining increasing prominence in Australia as the country attempts to deal with serious environmental problems such as soil salinity and water shortage. Education is viewed as having a key role in future sustainable development and the New South Wales Department of Education has recently introduced an Environmental Education policy aimed at improving the practices of schools. The approach adopted is laudable as it actively engages students in the decision-making process. However, as with many other initiatives there is a risk that it will be viewed as an "add-on" to the current crowded curriculum and as such this may impede its implementation.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Education Today, 56(1), p. 17-23
Publisher: The College of Teachers
Place of Publication: London, United Kingdom
ISSN: 0013-1547
Field of Research (FOR): 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 930299 Teaching and Instruction not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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