Ministry of Education, Guyana

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Education For Sustainable Development

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11.0 Policy Measures

Pillar 1 - Institutional Capacity

1.1 Strengthen Curriculum Unit in capacity building among current technical staff or with the addition of new technical expert in ESD;

1.2 Strengthen institutional capacities for stakeholders (NGOs, CBOs, FBOs, Government Agencies, Private Sector);

1.3 Review existing ESD component within the educational system;

1.4 Refresh and enhance/create ESD component within the Curriculum from Nursery to Tertiary, TVETs and Teacher Training Institutions;

1.5 Produce new curriculum instructional guides for educators and teachers;

1.6 Monitoring and Evaluation of strategic activities.

Pillar 2 - Integration of ESD into the formal, non-formal and informal Education System;

2.1 Develop education and training strategies to enhance capacities;

2.2 Conduct systematic training sessions for educators and teachers;

2.3 Test pilot strategies in pedagogical innovations in SD;

2.4 Formation of a framework of core competencies in education for sustainable development;

2.5 Develop criteria for validating professional competence in ESD;

2.6 Include SD-related issues in training and re-training programs for educators for all levels of education;

2.7 Encourage the use of ICT in Education especially in utilizing the tools of technology and in the delivery of lessons;

2.8 Create mechanism to encourage educators involved in non-formal and informal education, to share experiences;

2.9 Develop monitoring & evaluation systems on the implementation of the learning/teaching strategies.

Pillar 3 - Equitable and inclusive access to ESD in all communities;

3.1 Ensure that adequate tools and materials for ESD are accessible;

3.2 Promote cooperation among formal, informal and non-formal educational institutions and other stakeholders;

3.3 Encourage cooperation on education for sustainable development to ensure mutual understanding, strengthen trust and develop respect for cultural values, thereby building friendly relations between peoples for peace and wellbeing;

3.4 Develop formal and informal mechanism to in cooperate people of hinterland regions in the SD discussion;

3.5 Create regional and sub-regional forums that bring together members of the education community, such as civil servants, educators and researchers, and other relevant actors to share their experience and good practices on SD;

3.6 Strengthen existing regional and sub-regional alliances and networks working on ESD.

Pillar 4 - Public Awareness & Understanding of Sustainable Development.

4.1 Encourage the development and use of electronic, audio, video and multi-media resources and visual aids for both learning purposes and sharing information;

4.2 Facilitate access by electronic means and the Internet to resources and information relevant to ESD;

4.3 Encourage and support community-based SD-awareness-raising activities;

4.4 Develop cooperation with NGOs and support their educational activities;

4.5 Encourage the media to inform and debate issues for SD to reach the general public;

4.6 Create mechanisms to share the results of research and examples of good SD practices;

4.7 Develop ways to highlight the economic effects of and incentives for ESD.

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