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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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Raus, Rea – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2017
In the context of teacher education (TE) for sustainable development (SD), questions related to a teacher's values, worldview and identity present a particular interest and are of critical importance. In the present article, student-teachers' understanding of Teacher self and nature is focused on through discussions of personal and professional…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies, Ecological Factors
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Graham, Peter; Arshad-Ayaz, Adeela – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2016
Developmental social psychologist Albert Bandura's 1961 Bobo doll experiments provide interesting insights for the field of education for sustainable development (ESD) today. This article discusses some of the implications Bandura's model of learned aggression has for modelling learned unsustainability. These lessons are not limited to educational…
Descriptors: Toys, Models, Sustainability, Educational Research
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Mochizuki, Yoko; Bryan, Audrey – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2015
Although the role of education in addressing the challenges of climate change is increasingly recognized, the education sector remains underutilized as a strategic resource to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Education stakeholders in many countries have yet to develop a coherent framework for climate change education (CCE). This article…
Descriptors: Climate, Sustainable Development, Educational Principles, Role of Education
Taylor, Jim – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2014
This paper explores how ESD activities may be viewed on a continuum from "causal" approaches, seeking to cause change in others, to "enabling" orientations where efforts are made to enable people to implement the principles of ESD and respond to the environmental challenges they face from their own context. An enabling…
Descriptors: International Organizations, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Sustainable Development
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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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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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Thomas, Ian; Hegarty, Kathryn; Whitman, Stuart; MacGregor, Val – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
Professional associations have a strong influence on what is covered in the curricula of universities, especially that of professional degrees. They also provide members with professional development throughout their careers. Professional associations have the potential to facilitate development of sustainability competency in the workforce in…
Descriptors: Professional Associations, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Professional Development
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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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Hirche, Walter – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
Youth unemployment is a huge challenge for sustainable development in our societies. Statistics offer an alarming picture of the involvement of youth in the labour markets on a global scale. Germany, due to a strong tradition in vocational education and training deeply rooted in its culture, has very low rates of youth unemployment. The so-called…
Descriptors: Youth Employment, Holistic Approach, Foreign Countries, Sustainable 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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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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Preston, Noel – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2010
This article explores Earth Charter education as a form of values education that is integral to education for sustainable development. Initially, it outlines how Earth Charter education rests on an ecocentric worldview and a social analysis of ecojustice--terms that are defined and explained. Moving from this rationale, the article explores issues…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Cultural Influences, Values Education, Educational Strategies
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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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Shepard, Joseph; Johnson, Lewis – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2009
Recent research has found that few institutions of higher education implemented the necessary strategies to make their campuses sustainable (Thompson and Green 2005). Ironically, universities are the segment of society with the most access to the intellectual capital needed to provide sound sustainable practices and measurements. Having top…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Program Implementation, Change Strategies, Partnerships in Education
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