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Laurie, Robert; Nonoyama-Tarumi, Yuko; Mckeown, Rosalyn; Hopkins, Charles – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2016
This research is a synthesis of studies carried out in 18 countries to identify contributions of education for sustainable development (ESD) to quality education. Five common questions were used for the interviews in each country to solicit education leaders and practitioners' views on the outcome and implementation of ESD. The analysis revealed…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education
Hopkins, Charles – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2014
As the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development ends, there will be celebrations and the inevitable reporting on activities and outcomes. Countless meetings, events, and sessions have occurred around the world. This opinion piece acknowledges three significant events or outcomes that are shaping the future of ESD within formal education…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Global Approach, Sustainability, Educational Change
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Hopkins, Charles – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
As one of 12 members of the drafting committee of Agenda 21's Chapter 36, "Education, Public Awareness and Training", Charles Hopkins reflects on the process of working on the now-famous document. Although it was noncontroversial at the time, Chapter 36 spawned education for sustainable development when it was given to UNESCO to administer within…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Reflection, Educational History
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Hopkins, Charles – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2009
In his speech at the inaugural session of the 4th International Conference on Environmental Education, Ahmedabad, India, in November 2007, Charles Hopkins, one of the "founding fathers" of environmental education (EE) at the 1st International Conference on Environmental Education in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 1977, reflected on how EE has…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Conferences (Gatherings), Educational Change, Social Justice
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McKeown, Rosalyn; Hopkins, Charles – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
Many educators think of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) on a disciplinary level--what is Environmental Education's (EE) contribution to a more sustainable future? Briefly, we describe differences and similarities between EE and ESD. Next, we examine four levels of activity--disciplinary, whole school, educational system, and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Intellectual Disciplines, Definitions