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Manifesto sustainable education Learning for Tomorrow

'Investing in the future, is investing in young people', this is the title of the education manifesto written by Leren voor Morgen. It is a plea for a political vision of sustainable education.

What is needed?

It is essential that politicians and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science have a clear vision of the role of education in realizing the desired sustainable future, as also stated in international networks such as UNESCO and UNECE, in which the Netherlands participates.

Currently, there is no explicit vision and policy in this area. Our education has hardly changed in the last fifty years. The legal learning objectives for PO and VO have not been adapted since 2007 and, despite a promising process within curriculum.nu, it remains to be seen whether this will happen substantially in the coming years.

The education debate is mainly about disadvantages, salaries and inequality of opportunity. These are, of course, important contingent elements, but the primary task of education is to prepare pupils and students for society and the issues of the future. In addition to the question of "what" and "how", it is precisely the question of "what" that is essential.

We expect the government to play a stimulating and facilitating role in the field of sustainability education. From the educational sector, we expect the embedding of sustainability in policy and integrated programs, with more room for the teacher to respond to current events in a cross-curricular dialogue with their own environment.

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In particular, we want to focus on the following points:

Political

  1. A central direction function of the central government, to set up, coordinate, facilitate and secure the process of sustainability education.
  2. Involving young people themselves actively and structurally at every level of decision-making in the formulation of policies concerning their education.
  3. Target education funds to ensure that sustainable education development is indeed invested in the workplace.
  4. An incentive fund for sustainability education, including for scaling up current pilots and initiatives and mentoring pilot schools for sustainable development education.
  5. Establishing a Sustainable Schools program to help schools incorporate sustainable development into policy and implementation from a Whole School Approach.
  6. Clear quality requirements for sustainability education, laid down in final attainment levels, examination requirements and qualification files, and an active role for the Education Inspectorate to verify these. This could include the use of a benchmark such as the Sustainabul, AISHE or other instruments. This is in line with the goal of SDG4: Quality Education.

Educational sector

  1. Focus on sustainable learning goals in the new learning goals for primary and secondary education and in the qualification files for vocational education (MBO). The SDGs provide a good framework for this;
  2. Translating these objectives into specific learning content, projects, etc.
  3. Instilling 21st century skills such as collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and entrepreneurship
  4. More room for integrated education according to the Whole School Approach: cross-curricular, cross-year, in continuous learning lines.
  5. Making each educational institution's own building and operations more sustainable
  6. More contact with the environment of the school: parents, community, businesses and civil society organizations, to connect to current issues of sustainability and ecological stability. The school can be supported in its social task: it takes a village to raise a child.
  7. More attention to the individual qualities and interests of students in student-centered education so that they discover the issues to which they can most meaningfully contribute in the future.
  8. Less bureaucracy and more room for (and confidence in) teachers to give substance to the curriculum and to continuously update and utilize their expertise, teaching content and didactics.

    I sign the manifesto

    These organizations and individuals support this manifesto

    Organizations
    Association GDO (Municipalities for Sustainable Development)
    Sustainable Brand Index
    Dutch Academy for Sustainable Education
    169 Targets Foundation
    Students for Tomorrow
    Implement Circular Economy (ICE-Amsterdam)
    Pleuni de Kind
    Marenthe Middelhoff
    Marcel Fraij Education
    Ferm, proud and fresh education
    Buro Elzinga, Training and Advice
    Green morning
    SDG Netherlands
    Own Way Guide
    IVN Nature Education
    Eco Schools
    SME
    ROC Tilburg
    INTREEGUEE
    New Education Foundation
    Reflower
    Time is Now Foundation
    Utrecht Naturally
    Calei consulting/ MaakplaatsUden
    Sustainability in the Hairdressing Industry
    Teachers for Climate
    Care Garden Gorssel
    I4Nature
    The Bastei
    School Roof Revolution Foundation
    Day for Change Foundation
    Core Identity
    Sustainable MBO
    The Own Way Guide
    MBO College Lelystad
    Practical course CRE ROC Amsterdam - Flevoland
    eVRgreen Studio
    Eco-schools Netherlands
    Technotrend Foundation
    Educational center Forest Garden
    Laika ac Food education
    Managemind
    International Astronomical Union European Office of Astronomy for Development, University of Leiden/ Pale Blue Dot - Universe Awareness Programs.

    Persons
    Britte Rijk
    Wai-Han
    Bass
    Elieska Lensink
    Stefan de Beukelaar
    Nicolette Koppelman-van Bokhorst
    Pleuni de Kind
    Marenthe Middelhoff
    Bass
    Elieska Lensink
    Stefan de Beukelaar
    Sofie Krete
    Gielke Burgmans
    Nicolette Koppelman-van Bokhorst
    Mark
    Bertus Faber
    Lucienne Ooijman
    Margreet Kamman
    Wiranda Stam
    Roos Wemmenhove
    Rianne C ten Veen
    Aimée de Croon
    Michel Scholte
    Ruth Pasternak
    Roeland Tameling
    Remi
    Anonymous
    Prince
    Tamara
    Stijn van Oss
    Maarten van Dongen
    Anonymous
    Ralf Marinus
    Rose
    Marieke Drabbe
    Siem Jimmik
    Sanne Kiwitz
    Jeroen Onck
    Marc
    Anonymous
    Therre van Blerck
    Anonymous
    Jeroen
    Anonymous
    Mark
    Floor
    Anonymous
    Hester Walda
    Joske Vermeul
    Erik Zwaart
    Rosalie Roose
    Frank Kroondijk
    Hans Arnout Swart
    Carin Rustema
    Anonymous
    Lennie Qiu
    Pim Rietveld
    Anonymous
    DC. Treep
    Rob
    Anonymous
    Maaike Brouwers
    Petra
    Antoinette Schouten
    Ton Bruining
    Anonymous
    Liedewij de Graaf
    Anonymous
    Albert Walsweer
    Lucille Keursten
    Anonymous
    Wouter Buursma
    Sandra Mors
    Berry Burghout
    Anonymous
    Bas van den Berg
    Anonymous
    Wolmet Barendregt
    Henk Hulshof
    Erik Boele
    Etske Thie
    Irma Verhoeven
    Eline Koopman
    Peter van Tilburg
    Ruud Wubbolts
    Andre van Oort
    Chris Maas Geesteranus
    Sonja
    Wil Meertens
    Marije van Bommel
    Jan Koene
    Dieuwertje Westerbaan
    Annemarie Looijenga
    Ivy de Bruijn
    Rianne C. ten Veen
    Ted Jan
    Eline Koelen
    Patrick van der Hofstad
    Peter Eisenburger
    Bas de Bruijn
    Anne Nienhuis
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