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In the Air, on the Ground

Magazine article Teaching Business & Economics

In the Air, on the Ground

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In The Air, On The Ground:

Issues In Aviation and the Environment, Ken Webster, published by a World Wildlife Fund-UK Education/Business partnership with Aviation Environment Federation, BAA, British Airways, pack of two floppy disks and three booklets,

This pack is the result of collaboration between the World Wildlife Fund and British Airways. With its multi-media format it targets the burgeoning post- 16 market for environment, ethics, and key skills. It is designed to 'explore the complex issues involved in sustainable development decision-making in the aviation industry'. Whilst this statement begs a few questions (especially if you live near Heathrow) and immediately suggests Corporate PR a la 'Times 100, it is of some use, particularly for offering Key Skills opportunities or bits of the new specification courses in Business and Economics. Containing a collection of original source materials representing a range of environmental perspectives, the Data Bulletin software and supporting teachers notes link to Economics, Business, Geography (including Tourism), General Studies and Key Skills. The data is platformed to allow copy/paste, text and graph tools, but is dated in comparison with, for example, the Times 100 CD-Rom package, which incorporates video clips. …

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