Educating for a Sustainable Future - A National Environmental Education Statement for Australian Schools
Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage, November 2005
ISBN: 1 86366 597 8, SCIS order number: 1222203
About this document
Educating for a Sustainable Future – A National Environmental Education Statement for Australian Schools provides a nationally agreed description of the nature and purpose of environmental education for sustainability through all years of schooling, including a vision and a framework for its implementation. It is intended for teachers, schools and their communities, education systems and developers of curriculum materials. It is also intended as a companion to existing State and Territory polices and programmes and does not replace them.
The Statement has been developed collaboratively over a period of approximately twelve months and is based upon significant input from government and non-government organisations. The Statement has been endorsed by all Australian and State/Territory Ministers for Education through the Ministerial Council on Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA) in May 2005.
The distribution of Educating for Sustainable Future to all Australian schools in November 2005 coincides with the first year of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UNDESD) 2005-2014. The Decade calls upon all countries to strengthen their contribution to sustainable development through a focus on education. The release of this Statement represents a significant contribution to this event.