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<<Biblioteca Digital del Portal<<La Educación<<La Educación (120) I, 1995 <<Artículo
La Educación
Número: (120) I
Año: 1995


The author contends that there are two identifiable educational dimensions of sustainable development: a curriculum development dimension whereby the educational issues are incorporated into the learning process of each generation, and a human resources development dimension whereby the educational system provides the skills, training and knowledge for a society to achieve the objectives of sustainable development. By providing a historical overview of educational development in Barbados, the author demonstrates how development strategies in Barbados have placed particular emphasis on the exploitation of the country’s natural resources bases: agriculture, manufacturing and tourism. He concludes that these strategies and the consumption patterns of the citizens have led to some degree of environmental degradation, and stresses the need for the education system to not only provide people with the skills and knowledge to undertake “environmentally friendly” productive activities, but also to provide them with the expertise to understand and manage the physical environment so that they can appreciate the interaction of man and his physical environment.