2014 | 6(40) | 124-134
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The trends in putting into practice the principles of secondary school education for sustainable development
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This article is dedicated to identifying the trends in putting into practice the principles of secondary school education for sustainable development. The essence of the concepts of «trend», «sustainable development», «education for sustainable development», «sustainable development of society» are characterized. The reasons for the emergence of the concept of «education for sustainable development» are defined by the author. It is determined that education is a prerequisite and a priority and at the same time a means of achieving sustainable development. It is crucial to ensure awareness of environmental issues and ethics, the formation of values and approaches, instilling skills and encourage behavior in consistent with sustainable development. The shortcomings of traditional secondary education to implement in practice the concept of sustainable development are given. The priority areas of improving the environmental component of secondary education for sustainable development are revealed. The author focuses on results and prospects of the project «Education for sustainable development in action». The role of the state in the implementation of education for sustainable development into practice in secondary schools is mentioned. The basic principles of the modernization of educational content based on the reorientation of the objectives of sustainable development are shown. Attention is drawn to the importance of the course «Lessons for sustainable development» in terms of its impact on the process of implementation in practice of secondary school education for sustainable development. It reveals the importance of understanding the concept of «sustainable development» and the experience obtained by the students as an important element of preparation for life. The attention is focused on that high-quality secondary education is a prerequisite for sustainable development. Based on the analysis of scientific literature, legal documents, content, forms and methods of secondary schools to implement the paradigm of sustainable development the author of the article has identified the following trends: the priority of secondary schools on the implementation of the principles of education for sustainable development; unification of the efforts of schools and NGOs ecological sustainable development; the diversity of content, forms and methods of interaction between schools and community organizations in the implementation of sustainable development; the creation of a new teaching for schools in the context of sustainable development.
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