Compare and Contrast Sustainable Education Policy in Kenya and Brazil

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Compare and Contrast Sustainable Education Policy
In Kenya and Brazil

“Integration of sustainable development to higher education: Innovative practices between federal universities and Bank of Brazil with impact over associative and cooperative production” By Paulo Speller & Antonio Augusto dos Santos Soares
“Education for sustainability in” By Dorcas B. Otieno Kenya Organization of Environmental Education (KOEE)
(All of the quotations in this essay are from these two papers.)

1 Goals & Strategies:
Brazil:
-Impacting regions and segments social and economically excluded, a strategy of sustainable regional development (DRS) is being implemented in Brazil.
-This strategy involves a group of federal universities and Bank of
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-On the one hand, universities have to strategize to maintain academic standards with the enlarging entry of students.
-On the other hand, more and more new forms of higher education, such as corporate universities, electronic modalities, etc. make universities to rethink and reposition themselves.
-Meanwhile, the society demands larger participation in the education market, and it believes that with limited natural resources, the growing societal segments to knowledge and formal education should incorporate to formulate social and environmentally sustainable development strategies.
As DRS is implemented, enlarged and consolidated within Bank of Brazil, a new business culture is formed. With mini and small entrepreneurs unable to access banking institutions in the past, the new culture between this social segment and Bank of Brazil has to be accepted.
-For such a big change within such a huge institution, involving every corner of Brazil with such giant continent, it becomes a challenge.
-Since federal universities have many different research and training programs based on sustainable development, they start to work with Bank of Brazil for the first time to promote a better transition in Bank staff’s mentality.

Kenya:
-There are many increasing environmental problems in Kenya. For example: ”loss of biological diversity; deforestation due to illegal logging and excision of forests; soil erosion on the
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