Down, Lorna O
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Education for Sustainable Development Latest Buzzword or a Paradigmatic Shift in Education
Caribbean Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, (Online)
Date of Publication
This paper argues that Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the Caribbean is a major shift in conceptualization and approach to education and not just the ‘latest buzzword’. The paper traces the beginning of ESD in the Caribbean and reflects on a number of Caribbean initiatives in this area to show how education reoriented to address sustainability can make a significant difference to the present sustainability crisis in the region. In doing so, the paper draws a comparison between existing approaches to education which widens the gap between educational institutions and their communities and an education for sustainable development which interfaces and dialogues with community in order to develop a community’s capacity for meeting its basic physical, emotional and spiritual needs while living within the earth’s capacity.....