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Educating for Local Development and Global Sustainability: An Overview in Spain

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  • María Angeles Murga-Menoyo

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Abstract

The following are systematized examples, taken from the general panorama of activities currently being implemented in Spain, of significant experiences and formative strategies of local sustainable development. They correspond to three different intervention areas in education: different levels in the school system, adults training in competence and technical abilities, and community education. They offer a contextualized model of education intervention that contributes to ecological and environmental sustainability, social promotion and productive competitiveness. The experiences described permit, in many cases, changes of life styles and social customs, adjusting them to the requirements of sustainable development; in others, to form new generations for local sustainable development and global sustainability. Although procedures must vary to suit the particular features inherent in each such realm, it is the function of education to tackle first and foremost the training of the intellect, the education of emotions and moral personality, and the acquisition of professional skills.

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  • María Angeles Murga-Menoyo, 2009. "Educating for Local Development and Global Sustainability: An Overview in Spain," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 1(3), pages 1-15, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:1:y:2009:i:3:p:479-493:d:5549
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    1. Mestre-Sanchís, Fernando & Feijóo-Bello, María Luisa, 2009. "Climate change and its marginalizing effect on agriculture," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 68(3), pages 896-904, January.
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    2. Ya-Ju Chang & Laura Schneider & Matthias Finkbeiner, 2015. "Assessing Child Development: A Critical Review and the Sustainable Child Development Index (SCDI)," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 7(5), pages 1-24, April.

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    Keywords

    education for sustainable development; environmental education; local development education; educational strategies;

    JEL classification:

    • Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
    • Q0 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q3 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

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