Keeping sustainability in the National Curriculum

17th April 2013

The EAUC, along with 31 other signatories, have written to Michael Gove MP urging him to keep sustainability in the National Curriculum objectives.

You can view the letter below.

Please sign the online petition at: http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/the-rt-hon-michael-gove-mp-keep-sustainability-in-the-national-curriculum-objectives

Sustainability skills are commonly cited as needed by:
  1. Students (over 80% of 7-14 year olds want to learn more about global issues at school and rank this 3rd after numeracy and literacy – The Cooperative 2011 Ipsos Mori, quoted in their Sustainability Guide);
  2. University students (over 85% believe they need 8 sustainable development competencies in order to get jobs – HEA/NUS 2010, 2012),
  3. Teachers wanting to prepare their students for a sustainable future (see for example the Keep Britain Tidy Eco-Schools survey in 2013 where 92% wanted to keep sustainability in the curriculum, SEEd’s Teachers Needs Survey and baseline audits 2009, 2010, 2011)
  4. Businesses wanting both an understanding of, and skills for sustainability (many CSR reports and longer term sustainability strategies require these skills to underpin public commitments)
     
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