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Bessant, Sophie E. F.; Robinson, Zoe P. – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This paper explores one key aspect of marketisation in English universities, the quality-related research funding (QR) system, which central government in the United Kingdom uses to allocate funds to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), based on a system of reviewing and rating the 'quality' of research at different HEIs. Specifically, it focuses…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries, Commercialization
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Walshe, Nicola; Tait, Victoria – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Children today face significant challenges in response to living in a globalised world and the predicted environmental threats to the planet. However, implementing environmental and sustainability education (ESE) within schools can be complex and is often ignored within initial teacher education (ITE). In response, this project aimed to evaluate…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Teacher Education Programs, Transformative Learning
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Lindemann-Matthies, Petra; Constantinou, Constantinos; Junge, Xenia; Kohler, Karlheinz; Mayer, Jurgen; Nagel, Ueli; Raper, George; Schule, Diane; Kadji-Beltran, Chrysanthi – Environmental Education Research, 2009
In this article, we present results from an international research study on biodiversity education in pre-service education of primary school teachers. The study was carried out between 2004-2006 in four teacher education institutions in Cyprus, England, Switzerland and Germany. We used document analyses and in-depth interviews with 27 teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Biodiversity, Natural Sciences
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Katayama, Junko; Gough, Stephen – Environmental Education Research, 2008
This paper explores a particular contemporary instance of the implementation of central government policy linking higher education and sustainable development. The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)'s strategic plan for 2006-2011 (HEFCE 2006) includes a commitment to establish a baseline assessment of the contribution of the…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Sterling, Stephen; Scott, William – Environmental Education Research, 2008
This paper provides a commentary on education for sustainable development (ESD) within higher education (HE) in England, set against the wider international and European background. The recent history of attempts to clarify ESD and its implications for higher education institutions is outlined, and some of the tensions between a developing agenda…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Educational Trends
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Roberts, Carolyn; Roberts, Jane – Environmental Education Research, 2008
In the early months of 2007 a staff development exercise with multiple purposes and outputs was undertaken at the University of Gloucestershire. It aimed to identify innovative examples of education for sustainable development (ESD) in the University's curriculum, to provide a forum for ESD practitioners to exchange and discuss their approaches…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Staff Development, Sustainable Development, Case Studies
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Nikel, Jutta – Environmental Education Research, 2007
This article discusses findings from a tri-country study of student teachers' understandings of the purposes of education, their conceptions of sustainable development and the task of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). At its heart are case studies of 30 student teachers from Initial Teacher Education Programmes in England, Denmark and…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teaching (Occupation), Data Analysis, Sustainable Development