Tenth International Conference On Advances In Economics, Social Science And Human Behaviour Study - ESSHBS 2020
Author(s) : Mioara Borza
The human values belong to various fields of reference mainly related to social and economic life, and depending on the style and goals. For this research, we propose to debate the environmental values, as an important nowadays reference point for the human development. In addition, the evolution of humanity supposes the reference to the economic development. In this context, the eco-economic issue it appears as a common path for the economic and human development. To engage in the new processes of social and economic development, it requires the presence and involvement of specialists or to up the new idea of new development form concentrated to eco-economics. For this reason, the university area must be implied with the adaptations of university curricula. Through this paper, we propose to conduct a content analysis related to the academic curricula adaptation to the new educational requirements, especially about the environmental values and eco-economic education. We will analyse the study of eco-economics, together with the promotion of environmental values in the Romanian university systems. The aim of the research is to identify how the universities in economics from Romania are adapted to the new society requirements. The research, prevalently empirical, is mainly qualitative, based on the methods: the content analysis, historiography and interpretation. The descriptive-exploratory character of the research is supported by some quantitative techniques, which allows an objective and systematic description of research subject. The database used consists of 30 universities from Romania, for which we analyse the curricula on the topic of eco-economics and sustainability, for the last 5 academic years. We will complete our methodological demarche with a qualitative analysis based on the studentâ€™s opinions related to the interest to study the eco-economic disciplines in the university system and about their information about the environmental values. The focus group represent the main tools for this goal. The results of research indicate the current state about the eco-economics education in the Romanian universities and, especially, the interest for the environmental values approach. The education in ecoeconomics in Romanian university is of reduced level, and the environmental values are mainly a curiosity and interest for study, but are not yet assimilated through the learning and education system. By comparison with other countries this conclusion is not favourable for the eco-economic development.