Environment, Development and Education

K. Sreedharan*

Education is the process by which human beings and social groups can reach their fullest potential. It is critical for promoting all human values like democratic values, secular values, gender values, and social values. But most of all, it is important for promoting sustainable development and improving the capacity of people to address environmental and developmental issues. A study of the environment is not merely a study of forest or wildlife or pollution or such things. It includes all these and, at the same time, it concerns our attitude towards nature and our lifestyles which must be compatible with nature. Environment education must result in imbibing a value system whereby we acknowledge ...

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