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Lessons from the Family Planning Experience for Community-Based Environmental Education


  • Winifred Weekes-Vagliani


This paper starts out reviewing and comparing the World Population Plan of Action and the UNESCO-UNEP Global Strategy for Environmental Education: the objectives, tactics, actors and institutions. Subsequently, the examination of numerous materials from the family planning field provides some examples to be emulated by community-based environmental activities in developing countries. Population, cultural and gender variables are also sought in some existing environmental education and protection efforts. It is hoped that such information will increase the ability to integrate these concerns into environmental education and public awareness programmes. The analysis builds on the author's previous research on gender issues ... Ce document analyse et compare le Plan d'action des Nations Unies pour la population mondiale et la Stratégie globale de I'UNESCO-PNUE pour l'éducation environnementale — objectifs, tactiques, acteurs et institutions. Ensuite, l'examen d'un grand nombre de données issues du planning familial fournit des exemples de pratiques à appliquer dans les activités d'éducation environnementale par les communautés rurales des pays en développement. En outre, des variables concernant la population, la culture et les femmes sont extraites d'expériences réalisées sur l'éducation environnementale. De telles informations faciliteraient l'insertion de ces questions dans les programmes d'éducation environnementale et de prise de conscience du public ...

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  • Winifred Weekes-Vagliani, 1992. "Lessons from the Family Planning Experience for Community-Based Environmental Education," OECD Development Centre Working Papers 62, OECD Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:oec:devaaa:62-en

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