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Author's note
What is E S D?
Reorienting Education
Localizing the Global Initiative
Challenges and Barriers to E S D
Community Sustainability Goals
Case Study: Toronto, Canada Board of Education
Managing Change
Public Participation
Concluding remarks
Tools to Introduce the Concept of Sustainable Development
Tools to Create Community Goals
Tools to Reorient Education to Address Sustainability
Tools for Managing Change
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Teachers reorient current curriculum units to address sustainability.


To incorporate the five components of Education for Sustainable Development (knowledge, issues, skills, perspectives, and values) into the current curriculum.


For further explanation of the five components of ESD, please see Section III, Reorienting Education and Section IV, Process for Localizing the Global Initiative.

Group size: 1 to 36 participants.

Time Needed: 30 minutes to one hour per curriculum unit.



See worksheet.

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