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Down, Lorna
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Institute of Education
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Infusing key issues of sustainability in the teaching of literature
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King, Ruby
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Institute of Education Annual
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2002
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1
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90-104
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Abstract
Examines 'the value of literature as a means of ensuring a sustainable world--sustainable not only in terms of basic existence but also in terms of the quality of our lives.' Demonstrates a general approach of infusing sustainable development education into the curriculum. The paper discusses a project in progress in Jamaica, which has as an objective the infusion of key issues of sustainability in the teaching of literature. It identifies aspects of the literary engagement which are necessary for the development of insights and for the reform in thinking which our existence now demands. The objectives of the project and the texts used are discussed. Ends with an evaluation of the project and concludes that it has demonstrated the potential of literature as a tool for raising students' consciousness about sustainability.....
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