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Environmental Science and Policy
American society does not recognize the importance of protecting the environment and creating sustainable development. There is a need for sustainability education at the high school level. Current Massachusetts’ guidelines do not promote environmental education, but do allow a creative, committed teacher to implement sustainable ideas in his/her class. A wide variety of local and Internet resources are available to aid teachers and students in the quest to become more ecologically literate citizens. Some research has been done, but more is needed to provide educators will proven practices of including sustainability in their curriculum. The next step is for regulations to be put in place to require sustainability education as well as for colleges and universities to step up to the challenge of educating the communities around them.
© 2004; Julie Jonelis
Jonelis, Julie, "Bringing Sustainability Education into the High School" (2004). Capstone, Smith College, Northampton, MA.
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