March 2008Written by: Fathimath Shafeega, Mausooma Jaleel and Mariyam ShaznaProofed by: Beverly McAloonDesign and layout by: Karen YoungPhotography by: Live & Learn Environmental Education, Ahmed Riyaz Jauhary.© Copyright: UNICEF and Educational Development CentreDisclaimer: This document was prepared by consultants for UNICEF. The findings, interpretations,and conclusions expressed in it do not necessarily represent the views of UNICEF or those of itsmember governments. UNICEF does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this reportand accepts no responsibility for any consequences of their use.
This Best Practice Guideline was developed with the assistance and support from manyorganizations, teachers, government departments and individuals. The principal authorsof this guideline were Fathimath Shafeeqa, Mausooma Jaleel and Mariyam Shazna. Sectionsfrom the Professional Development Facilitators Guide developed by John Fein and Clayton Whitewere also adapted in this guideline about Education for Sustainable Development.A special mention must be given to Karen Young from Live & Learn who dedicated many hoursto the outstanding graphic design of this document.Substantial contributions were also provided by Dr. Sheema Saeed, Ahmed Riyaz Jauhary,Fathmath Nahid Shakir, Aminath Ismail, Hidhaya Mohamed Zahir, Gulfishan Shafeeu andAminath Mohamed from Educational Development Centre to review and strengthen thisdocument its linkages to the Environmental Studies curriculum. Ken Maskall, Johan Fagerskiold,David Proudfoot, Shadiya Adam and Mohamed Latheef from UNICEF also provided ongoingsupport and advice on the development of this document. Finally appreciation is expressed tomany individuals who have contributed their photos for inclusion in this document, includingAhmed Riyaz Jauhary.Developed for Educational Development Centre, Ministry of Education,Republic of Maldives by: