Global Schools Toolkit: "Integrating Sustainable Development into National Education Priorities: A Practical Guide for Policymakers, Practitioners, and Researchers"
The Global Schools Program (GSP) is thrilled to announce the launch of a new toolkit to support practitioners, policymakers, and researchers in creating or adapting curriculum on sustainable development, as well as integrating this curriculum into national priorities. The toolkit is titled: “From Commitment to Action: Integrating Sustainable Development into National Education Priorities: A Practical Guide for Policymakers, Practitioners, and Researchers.” The toolkit was authored by Dr. Felisa Tibbitts, Chair in Human Rights Education and UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Higher Education, Utrecht University (Netherlands); Mr. Sam Loni, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network; Ms. Amanda Abrom, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network; and Ms. Gabriela Chacon Ugarte, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. The project was made possible due to the financial support provided by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.
Successfully integrating Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) into national curriculum and schools requires educational communities to identify locally relevant issues, skills, values, and behaviors central to sustainable development. However, this process is complex because every education system has its own set of standards, policies, and curriculum goals. For that reason, the Global Schools Program (GSP) has worked with experts to create a comprehensive online toolkit for practitioners, policymakers, and researchers that breaks down steps to analyze curriculum documents and adapt or create curriculum on sustainable development. This is a living document that will be adapted based on continuous, collaborating learning amongst partners and SDSN Networks.
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