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Schools, youth, and higher education

GAP programs fall into the general category of Education for Sustainable Development, and are therefore action-oriented. The biggest single education project in the network is currently in Ukraine, where 'Lessons for Sustainable Development' are delivered through the school system up to Grade 9.

Range of subjects. Most of the programs cover a wide range of sustainability topics, from social to economic, environmental and cultural sustainability. A few focus on specific topics, such as food; or specific skills, such as drawing comics.

Context. Some of the programs have been adopted by national education authorities and the teachers may be trained at regular teacher training institutes; whereas others are extra-curricular or run by civil society organizations.

Length of program. Some programs run for a full school year, for instance with one lesson a week. Others may be shorter, and a few are in the form of camps or other intensive programs during holidays.

Ages. The programs run from kindergarten to university. 

Support for educational establishments. In several countries, workshops and round-tables are offered for education leaders. More generally, there is the GAP International work on pedagogy (eg ESD Dialogues), learning strategies (Learning for Change), and universities as a hub for sustainable development (Green Campus).

If you would like to know more about these programs please use the contact form and indicate your general area of interest. We'll do our best to match you with a member organization with relevant experience.

Explore also the Eduction section on our publications page.


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