"FIT" MODEL AS A KEY TOOL OF STAKEHOLDER EDUCATION IN THE CONTEXT OF EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN PROTECTED AREAS IN SLOVAKIA
1 Matej Bel University, Faculty of Natural Sciences (SLOVAKIA)
2 BIOSPEKTRUM Občianske Združenie (SLOVAKIA)
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Appears in: INTED2014 Proceedings
Publication year: 2014
Conference name: 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 10-12 March, 2014
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:The article deals with the issue of involvement of stakeholders in the management of protected areas in Slovakia for example, the management of the National Park Muráň Plain. The aim of the paper is to analyze and evaluate the current state of NP management in all phases of life cycle and to propose specific measures for the purpose of its streamlining. During the research in the years 2012 - 2013 we identified stakeholders and key stakeholders through stakeholder circle. We evaluated the problem circuits and the possibility of stakeholder education in the context of education for sustainable development in management protected areas in Slovakia through the analyses of affinity. We propose specific measures for the purpose of its streamlining as to introduce the "FIT" model of education for sustainable development. Expected effects are the integration of assessed area management into and regional politics and development, protection and environmental education quality management improvement. Specific recommendations for practice can be use like model example stakeholder education in the context of education for sustainable development of management in protected areas in Europe.
Keywords: Stakeholder education, „FIT model“ of education for sustainable development, protected area, Muráň Plain.