The Role of the Kominkan* System in Practicing ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) in Japan Since 2005 to Present Time (Case study: Kominkan system in Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture)
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is a long-term and integrated project, which aims to construct the sustainable life for all people through education. ESD was endorsed by UNESCO since 2002, and has been implemented at the national level since 2005. “ESD” was defined by UNESCO as: “Education for Sustainable Development aims at developing competencies that empower individuals to reflect on their own actions, taking into account, their current and future social, cultural, economic and environment impacts, from a local and a global perspective. Individuals should also be empowered to act in complex situations in a sustainable manner, which may require them to strike out in new directions; and to participate in socio-political processes, moving their societies towards sustainable development” .
Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2017
- Date of Conference: 26-29 June, 2017
- DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2017.0279
- Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-83-4
- Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada