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Environmental education and sustainable development in Solomon Islands: policy and practice disparity

Maebuta, Jack and Dorovolomo, Jeremy (2011) Environmental education and sustainable development in Solomon Islands: policy and practice disparity. The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, 7 (1). pp. 263-274. ISSN 1832-2077

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Abstract

The paper begins with an overview of the state of the natural and socio-economic environment in the country. This is followed by an account and examples of educational responses to the challenges of sustainable development. The main argument developed here is that the Government of Solomon Islands has responded in terms of policies promoting and dealing with the challenges of sustainable development. However, the analysis of how these policies are translated into action indicates that these policies may represent a case of “policies without change” as there is little evidence of meaningful change in people’s lives and/or in the broad reorientation of environmental practices, systems and structures of education that are necessary for education to support the processes of sustainable development at national or community levels. The article concludes with implications for policy and practice which are derived from the analysis of the key issues identified.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Education
Office of the DVC (ARC) > Lautoka Campus
Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2011 19:35
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2012 19:35
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/4636
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