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Roofe, Carmel; Ferguson, Therese – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2018
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is critical for Caribbean countries such as Jamaica as the country grapples with various sustainability issues. The integration of ESD into formal and non-formal education therefore becomes a necessary undertaking. At the formal level, reorienting curricula at all levels is important and advocated for in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Sustainable Development
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Roy, Amit; Ikonen, Risto; Kumar, Kuldeep; Keinonen, Tuula – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2018
A potential health crisis looms large in the Punjab, India where alcohol consumption has risen dramatically. Adolescents are especially vulnerable to the toxic effects of alcohol. This empirical study presents a pedagogical intervention, Children as Agents of Social Change (CASC), which aimed to raise awareness about the effects of alcohol using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescent Attitudes, Drinking, Computer Mediated Communication
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Irajzad, Fatemeh; Shahriari, Hesamoddin – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2017
Supportive teacher-student relationships play a significant role in the trajectory of students' academic life. Teachers may use various strategies to improve this relationship, one of which is teacher stroke (teacher encouragement). The stroking behavior of teachers might be influenced by several factors, including the socioeconomic status (SES)…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Socioeconomic Status, Females, Teacher Student Relationship
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Sahin, Elvan – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
Uncertainties and debates regarding the term of sustainable development are still going on, and similarly, the notion of education for sustainable development (ESD) is open to debate. There has been an attempt to make the concept of ESD evident, which is quite challenging. Palmer (1998) stated the appropriateness of ESD within environmental…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Science Instruction, Middle Schools, Secondary School Science