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Redman, Erin; Wiek, Arnim; Redman, Aaron – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2018
The next generation will be better prepared to cope with the daunting sustainability challenges if education for sustainable development is being taught and learned across educational sectors. K-12 school education will play a pivotal role in this process, most prominently, the teachers serving at these schools. While pre-service teachers'…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Program Effectiveness
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Bieler, Andrew; Haluza-Delay, Randolph; Dale, Ann; Mckenzie, Marcia – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2017
This article analyses the depth of engagement with climate change education policy across all 13 provinces and territories in Canada. A comparative content analysis of 13 climate action plans (CAP) and 90 K-12 education policy documents shows a major gap existing between Canada's climate and education policies. While subnational climate policy…
Descriptors: Climate, Change, Environmental Education, Educational Objectives
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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
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McClam, Sherie; Diefenbacher, Lori – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2015
The metaphor of talking "over the fence" underscores the neutrality of tools. Shovels and hoes do the job, but the gardener creates the transformation of earth to food. Each garden requires a unique approach. Such are the tools of education for sustainable development (ESD). Pre-packaged textbooks and toolkits provide definitions and…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Communities of Practice, Sociocultural Patterns, Learning Theories
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Trajber, Rachel; Mochizuki, Yoko – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2015
This article maps and explains Brazil's policies, strategies, plans and initiatives related to Climate Change Education (CCE), in the overall context of Environmental Education (EE) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The case of Brazil offers useful insights on how to enhance climate response through education because of its unique…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Sung, Junghee – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2015
The Republic of Korea (ROK) has officially declared its national vision of green growth, and actively develops and implements policies related to education for sustainable development (ESD), green growth education (GGE) and climate change education (CCE). Over the Decade of ESD, the ROK experienced three administrations which have taken different…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Public Policy
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Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
Desertification means land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas, generally known as "drylands". It is a process by which fertile land becomes degraded, typically as a result of drought, deforestation or inappropriate agriculture. Even though desertification is one of the significant challenges of these times, many people do not…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Agricultural Education, Sustainable Development
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Howard, Patrick – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
In Canada, a national framework proposes to integrate learning outcomes into existing K-12 curricula to teach the values, skills and behaviours of sustainability. This article describes a research project designed to identify existing curricula that may contribute to education for sustainable development (ESD). The province of Newfoundland and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Literacy Education
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Vize, Sue – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
Traditional communities remain a dominant feature in the Pacific and are key players in land and sea management. Fostering improved climate literacy is therefore essential to equip communities to respond to the current and future challenges posed by climate change in the region. Increased understanding and development of skills to respond to the…
Descriptors: Climate, Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Consciousness Raising
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Mandikonza, Caleb; Musindo, Beatrice; Taylor, Jim – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2011
In February 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that the cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe had claimed 3,300 lives and infected 66,000 people--greater than the toll of that disease in the whole of Africa in most years. How is it possible that a disease such as cholera can have such a devastating effect in modern times? How should one…
Descriptors: Sanitation, Diseases, Prior Learning, Experiential Learning
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Gadotti, Moacir – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2010
This article reflects on the potentialities of education practices guided by the idea of sustainability and how they can contribute to the reformulation of the contents and methods of learning and to the quality of education. Sustainability entails the transformation of all aspects of school life, from preschool to the university. The article also…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Sustainability
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Fadeeva, Zinaida; Mochizuki, Yoko – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2010
As its major contribution to the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UN DESD, 2005-2014), the United Nations University (UNU) has promoted the establishment of Regional Centres of Expertise on education for sustainable development (RCEs) and their net-working to build innovative multistakeholder platforms for ESD…
Descriptors: Socialization, Sustainable Development, Regional Programs, Expertise
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Savelava, Sofia; Savelau, Dmitry; Cary, Marina Bakhnova – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2010
The Earth Charter represents the philosophy and ethics necessary to create a new period of human civilization. Understanding and adoption of this new vision is the most important mission of education for sustainable development (ESD). This article argues that for successful implementation of ESD principles at school, the school education system…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Global Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Glasser, Harold – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2010
Grand Rapids is the first United Nations University (UNU) Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on education for sustainable development (ESD) in the United States. It builds on the region's long history and deep foundation in research, planning and problem solving to build a sustainable future. This article explores the concept of RCEs as social…
Descriptors: Socialization, Sustainable Development, Futures (of Society), Models
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Doyle, Aidan; Foy, Mary – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2010
A key task of RCE North East, located in the North East of England, will be to tackle problems of inequality in education and to meet local and global challenges by promoting an expansive program of education for sustainable development. The article describes how the Regional Centre of Expertise in education for sustainable development (RCE) is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Educational Innovation, Labor Force Development
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