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Schooling for Sustainable Development in Chile

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Part of the Schooling for Sustainable Development book series (SSDE, volume 2)

Abstract

In the context of the social sciences curriculum for primary and secondary schools in Chile, this chapter analyses various aspects of schooling for sustainable development. In geographical education, there is an increasing interest in education for sustainable development and this is connected to the training of geography teachers where official publications and the use of new technologies are two valuable components of this new trend. The chapter is divided into three sections. The first section presents an overview of geographical education in the country. It outlines the current situation of geographical education with reference to the situation of geography teaching in higher education, teacher training and the situation of geography in the curriculum of elementary and secondary education. The second section deals with geographical education for sustainability and citizen formation. The third section presents some challenges faced by geographical education in Chile.

Keywords

Sustainable Development Secondary Education Teacher Training Environmental Education Geographic Space 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University La SerenaSantiagoChile

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