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Šimáne, Michal – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2019
The topic of this study is the issue of Czech primary minority schools (ISCED 1) in the period of interwar Czechoslovakia. The specific objective is to describe the development of these type of schools as an example of the sustainability process of Czech education and erudition in general in the border areas of the interwar Czechoslovak state; in…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Educational History, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students
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Kerscher, Ulrich – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2019
Plastic, plastic waste and marine litter indisputably is one of the key environmental issues of the 21st century. The already existing amount of accumulated marine litter, the high quantity of plastic waste escaping from waste management streams every year in combination with the low recycling rates for plastic and the missing awareness of the…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Futures (of Society), Plastics, Sanitation
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Strachan, Glenn – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2018
An objective of the European Union's Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan is to address high levels of youth unemployment in Europe by promoting entrepreneurship. Implementing entrepreneurship education in schools, colleges and universities is one of three strategic interventions proposed by the Action Plan. Sustainable entrepreneurship is a…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, Minimum Competencies
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Choondassery, Yesudas – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2017
A rights-based approach to the environmental issues has been gaining momentum since the United Nations' Environmental Agency proposed a new rights-based agenda for sustainable development in the document, "Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" (UN, 2015). Our moral responsibility toward the environment is…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Civil Rights, Educational Methods, Environmental Education
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Zygmunt, Tomasz – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
Nowadays, education for sustainable development starts covering wider and wider spheres of interest and human activity. Out of the three main spheres of interest, such as environmental, economic, and socio-cultural, the first two mentioned here seem to be given more attention than the sphere of socio-cultural activity. In this respect, the aim of…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Language Usage, Language of Instruction
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Brunold, Andreas – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2015
Since the nineties, the principle of sustainable development has increasingly been adopted by policy makers and civil society in Germany and, of course, in many countries of the world. With the acceptance of this principle, the significance of education for sustainable development (ESD) has also been recognised. Increased awareness of the problems…
Descriptors: Civics, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education
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Switala, Eugeniusz – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2015
The United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD), which is coming to an end, will offer all kinds of summaries and reflections on this issue. The aim of this paper, strictly related with the goals of the DESD, is to answer the following questions: (1) "Is the Polish school ready to provide values education?"; (2)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values Education, Educational Practices, Readiness
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Labaki, Georges – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2012
Sustainable development is continuous process of change requiring painful choices resting on political will. This paper examines the developments needed to engage with sustainable development in the field of political science through the following: the reform in political science programmes to cope with the need for sustainable development in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Political Science, College Programs
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Kostoulas-Makrakis, Nelly; Makrakis, Vassilios – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2012
In this paper, we look at the University of Crete experience to integrate the concept of sustainable development across all its operations. Through a review of current sustainability practices of universities worldwide, this paper has identified a number of principles for developing a sustainable university. These principles are then used as a…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Educational Practices, Educational Change
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Czapla, Malgorzata; Berlinska, Agnieszka – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2011
The aim of this article is to present an analysis of formal educational documents in the context of the sustainable development notion. This goal was realised by an analysis of the National Curriculum Framework documents from 2002 in comparison with the newest document from 2008. In addition, seven teaching programmes were analysed. On the grounds…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Educational Strategies, National Curriculum, Computational Linguistics
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Kazlauskiene, Ausra; Gaucaite, Ramute; Juodaityte, Audrone – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2011
Society qualitatively participates in the implementation of corresponding tasks only when it is informed. An analysis of the National Strategy for Sustainable Development of Lithuania expresses concern regarding shortage of information: information receivers are scantily informed, whilst information providers themselves are scantily informed about…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Sustainability, Access to Information, Preschool Education
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Zarina, Sandra – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2010
In the context of compulsory education for 5-6 year-old children, the question about reading acquisition is one of fundamental concerns for both pre-school teachers and parents. This article examines the methods of reading acquisition frequently applied in preschool, discusses the situation and teachers' view of reading acquisition in pre-school…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children, Compulsory Education