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Incorporating Education for Sustainable Development into teacher education and school curricula in Thailand

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Bangkok, Thailand, 25-29 April 2011 Environmental protection, climate change, gender issues, intercultural understanding, human rights education and child-friendly schools are among the themes that contribute to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Education for all (EFA). Incorporating these themes into curriculum and teacher training is a main priority for governments in the Asia-Pacific region. In this context, UNESCO-IBE, UNESCO Bangkok, the Thai National Commission for UNESCO and Chulalongkorn University are organizing a national workshop to enhance the capacity of teacher educators and teachers to incorporate these ESD and EFA-related themes into teacher education and school curricula in Thailand. The 90 workshop participants will participate in learning activities about ESD and EFA. Good practices and resource materials will be developed and shared. The workshop will also contribute to increasing professional networking for ESD and EFA promotion in Thailand. This workshop is organized within a project funded by the Japanese Funds-in-Trust, and coordinated by UNESCO Bangkok, called “Reorienting Quality Teacher Education towards Education for All (EFA) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)”. To support this project, the IBE and UNESCO Bangkok have co-produced four training modules on educational environment, natural disaster reduction, climate change, and gender sensitization. Documents: