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Taylor, Neil; Quinn, Frances; Jenkins, Kathy; Miller-Brown, Helen; Rizk, Nadya; Prodromou, Theodosia; Serow, Penelope; Taylor, Subhashni – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2019
This article reviews Education for Sustainability (EfS) in the secondary sector across a range of countries. Drawing on journal articles, book chapters and official reports, it identifies some of the more successful approaches to implementing EfS within the secondary sector. The authors first discuss the importance of educating for sustainability…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Curriculum Implementation
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Taylor, Jim – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2018
A 'Sustainability Commons' is a place to try out sustainable living (Taylor & Westerman, 2013). It is also a place that anyone can visit and experiment with low-carbon technologies, which are usually very simple and inexpensive, and are being used locally for the benefit of the community and the environment. This article reflects on the…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Social Environment, Sustainable Development, Consciousness Raising
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Noguchi, Fumiko – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2017
The UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) aimed to take a socially critical and transformative approach to ESD through all forms of education. Unfortunately, it mainly focused on formal education and overlooked the informal education that is embedded in the community development process of tackling unsustainable problems…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Community Development, Sustainable Development, Rhetorical Criticism
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Fahey, Shireen; Verstraten, Luke; Berry, Ashton J. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2016
This article presents the results of an innovative education capacity assessment and delivery project to promote sustainable development in large ocean states in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region. Science education can help prepare the present and coming generations for stability in an uncertain future. Limited financial, geographical and…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Climate, Risk, Capacity Building
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Mokuku, Tšepo; Taylor, Jim – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2015
This article explores prospects for community-based water resources management in Tlokoeng Valley, in the northern district of Lesotho. A qualitative survey was conducted to establish the pre-knowledge of the valley community. This provided a basis for a community education programme on wetlands conservation. Fifteen focus group interviews (FGIs)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Water Quality, Sustainability, Qualitative Research
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Holdsworth, Sarah; Thomas, Ian – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2015
Inclusion of education for sustainable development (ESD) in the curricula of universities, and in many forums, has been promoted for over a decade. Despite this apparent enthusiasm, there is little to show that ESD has been implemented in most universities. In Australia, surveys indicate an interest in ESD but it is rarely a part of the…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries, Workshops, Surveys
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Qian, Wei – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2013
Higher education institutions have been encouraged to prepare their graduates to be socially and environmentally responsible professionals. However, previous studies have found a slow uptake of education for sustainable development (ESD) in university curricula, particularly in non-environmental disciplines. This paper investigates the process of…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Accounting
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Ongare, David; Macharia, Ayub; Mwakaje, Agnes; Muchane, Muchai; Warui, Charles; Mugoya, Charles; Masiga, Clet; Nikundiwe, Alfeyo; Muiti, Anastacia; Wakibara, James – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2013
The Mara-Serengeti is an ecosystem of immense importance to both Kenya and Tanzania, contributing significantly to the economies of both countries and forming a rich biodiversity reservoir. This ecosystem is among the most threatened ecosystems on the African continent. Increasing human population density and changing lifestyles have escalated…
Descriptors: Information Sources, Environmental Education, Communication Strategies, Natural Resources
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McKeown, Rosalyn – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
Over the past 20 years education for sustainable development (ESD) has become part of the discourse in teacher education and the teaching community has a better grasp of ESD's action-oriented and participatory pedagogies. The International Network of Teacher Education Institutions (TEIs) associated with the UNESCO Chair on Reorienting Teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Educational Opportunities, Professional Development
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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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Lotz-Sisitka, Heila; O'Donoghue, Rob; Wilmot, Di – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2010
This article deliberates the possibilities for Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs) to become "experiments" in social learning. The purpose of the article is to advance the broader research agenda of RCEs through reflection on the empirical research agenda of one RCE, Makana RCE in South Africa. As such it opens questions on how we might…
Descriptors: Socialization, Social Change, Learning Processes, Foreign Countries
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Wals, Arjen E. J. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2009
This article lists the key outcomes and recommendations of Phase I of the monitoring and evaluation of the DESD. Phase I focused on a review of the structures, provisions and conditions countries and regions have put in place in order to facilitate the development and implementation of ESD. The author also touches upon the constraints and…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Audits (Verification), Benchmarking, Environmental Education
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Pigozzi, Mary Joy – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2009
At the UNESCO Bonn conference, more than 50 ministers from around the world met privately to discuss education for sustainable development (ESD) and progress made in support of the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. Their wide-ranging discussion touched on the purposes of education, the nature of education, the importance of the…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, International Education, International Cooperation, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Martin, Stephen – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2008
This article explores the impact of the sustainable development (SD) agenda on the occupational and professional needs of those who have undergone educational and training programmes in the environmental field either at the undergraduate or the postgraduate level or through relevant professional institutions' continuing professional development…
Descriptors: Workshops, Sustainable Development, Educational Needs, Educational Practices
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