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Alonso-Yanez, Gabriela – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2017
Exploring science as a collective undertaking embedded in sociocultural contexts is a critical aspect of science education. This article concerns questions of curriculum design for science education for young learners, and it reports findings of a study on a conservation and environmental education initiative in Mexico's Sierra de Huautla…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Curriculum Design, Environmental Education
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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
Pradhan, Mahesh; Mariam, Ayombi – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2014
This article will focus on involvement of Higher Education Institutions in promoting Education for Sustainable Development through UNEPs flagship programme Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability. To achieve this, the activities of the network are centered on three pillars: Education, Training and Networking.
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Colleges, Environmental Education, Partnerships in Education
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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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de Andrade, Daniel Fonseca – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2011
In parallel to the 2009 World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development held in Bonn, Germany, UNESCO organised a group of 25 young education for sustainable development (ESD)-engaged people from 25 countries to bring perceptions, demands, suggestions and contributions to the conference. Prior to the conference the group was divided into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Poverty, Partnerships in Education
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Zaferatos, Nicholas C. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2011
This article presents the findings of a collaborative investigation by six nongovernment organisations (NGOs) from five European-Mediterranean countries to identify a framework for reversing rural marginalisation in Mediterranean communities through sustainable forms of community-based agricultural development. The project brought together…
Descriptors: Investigations, Nongovernmental Organizations, Internet, Models
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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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Dahms, Tanya; McMartin, Dena; Petry, Roger – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2010
Saskatchewan, Canada, is a province with strong traditions of volunteerism and innovation. In 2001, 36 per cent of its 1 million population was rural, though this was significantly lower than in 1951 when it was 70 per cent (Statistics Canada 2005). Saskatchewan is experiencing higher population growth in urban than in rural regions. Many rural…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Urban Areas
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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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Tabucanon, Mario T. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2008
The United Nations University-Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) has launched an initiative to build academic alliances among leading universities in the Asia-Pacific area to promote the sustainability paradigm in postgraduate education and research. The initiative, still in its formative stages, is called ProSPER.Net, which stands for…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Chikami, Satoshi; Sobue, Kirstie – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2008
In Japan, environmental education partnerships among citizens, businesses and local government increased since new legislation was introduced in 2003, but there was little evidence of cross-sector collaboration until recently. Nagoya Open University of the Environment is a highly innovative, multi-sectoral citizen learning system founded in 2005…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Local Government
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Ogbuigwe, Akpezi – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2008
Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in African Universities Partnership (MESA) is a programme which grew out of the coming together, in 2004, of a number of African universities met with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), UNESCO and several African regional environment and education projects to assess the status of…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Zaferatos, Nicholas C. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
This article presents an overview of a community development service learning programme operating in the Greek Ionian Island community of Farsa Village. The philosophical approach of the Kefalonia Program is one of "threading the past with the future". It seeks to combine traditional knowledge with contemporary technologies in order to…
Descriptors: Community Development, Community Education, Service Learning, Sustainability
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van Dam-Mieras, M. C. E.; Rikers, J. H. A. N. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
In the context of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD), United Nations University (UNU) initiated the creation of a network of Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs) for Education for Sustainable Development. This paper describes the philosophy behind the activities performed by one of those RCEs, RCE Rhine-Meuse, an RCE…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Advisory Committees, Sustainable Development, Nonformal Education
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