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Wright, Tarah; Pullen, Sarah – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
Using the tool of bibliometry, this study examines journal articles related to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in academic journals from 1990 to 2005. It offers a statistical description of the literature, and analyses the development of ESD publications within the journal literature to date. The results show that the number of ESD…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Bibliometrics, Periodicals, Journal Articles
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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
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Wheeler, Keith A. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) practitioners could benefit from recent innovations in the field of organizational development, particularly those of Peter Senge, that outline how institutions can become "learning organizations," which are responsive to change to meet the needs of their members. These techniques could be used to help…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Organizational Development, Organizational Change, Educational Change
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Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
This article has been compiled from materials produced and collected by UNESCO and partner organisations committed to advancing Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Due to the great diversity in the implementation of the DESD at regional, national and local levels, this report highlights trends and developments that have emerged during the…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, International Organizations, Regional Planning, Regional Programs
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Webster, Ken – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
Education for sustainability has attempted to extend the range of concerns teachers and students are meant to address from the environmental into the social and economic. But this has brought with it aspects of an anti-industrial sentiment and an essentially defensive, issues-focused agenda aimed at the individual. It has weakened the role of…
Descriptors: Ecology, Educational Philosophy, Educational Principles, Systems Approach
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McKeown, Rosalyn – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
Twenty-eight researchers whose work is related to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) met in February 2006 at UNESCO for three days of discussion to advance the thinking on how research can create a foundation for the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UNDESD). The overall purpose of the workshop was to…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Workshops, Sustainable Development, Researchers
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Pigozzi, Mary Joy – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
Education has a central role to play in attaining sustainable development--by inculcating values that encourage sustainable practices. To play this role effectively, education should go beyond developing cognitive understanding and ability, and address the economic, social and other dimensions of learning as well. Quality education and education…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment)
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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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Heimlich, Joe E. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
Research on education for sustainable development (ESD) is not a unified body of work and, much like the literature for environmental education (EE), research is published in many arenas. The trends, however, capture some of the major foci of the research that is emerging on ESD, especially in the early years of the Decade of Education for…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Trend Analysis, Educational Research
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Tilbury, Daniella; Janousek, Sonja – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
The concept of a United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UNDESD) has its roots in the Asia-Pacific. Arguably, so far, more countries within the Asia-Pacific have engaged in advancing the DESD agenda than any other region in the world. This paper focuses on regional, sub-regional and national efforts to promote learning for…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Regional Planning
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Wright, Tarah – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
From 27 to 29 October 2005, 35 experts in higher education for sustainability (HES) representing 17 countries, gathered in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This consultation represents the first gathering of HES researchers in Canada, and brought Canadian and international researchers together to further intellectual understanding of HES research and to…
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Higher Education, Workshops, Foreign Countries
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Khandelwal, Rajiv; Gilbert, Elon – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
In the context of areas that have little prospect in the medium term of providing even minimal livelihoods locally for their overwhelming poor and increasingly migration-dependent rural populations, what does education for sustainable development (ESD) mean? Do efforts to qualitatively improve migration offer a viable strategy for reducing poverty…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Migration, Economically Disadvantaged
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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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Sisitka, Heila Lotz; Schudel, Ingrid – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
In the early 1990s, in response to the emphasis laid on environment and development issues by the new South African Constitution, Rhodes University undertook several initiatives such as establishing the first Chair of Environmental Education (EE) in Africa. Another important initiative was the introduction of an open-entry participatory course for…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Educational Development
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Clugston, Richard; Calder, Wynn – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
This article argues that food issues are an appropriate, if not necessary, topic for education for sustainable development (ESD) both in terms of teaching and institutional practice. The first section summarises critical topics for a school or university course on food. The second section cites two examples of university efforts--at the University…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Higher Education, Food
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