Education for Sustainability

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John Huckle, Stephen R. Sterling
Earthscan, 1996 - Business & Economics - 236 pages
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At a time when polls suggest that a majority of young British people believe that the future will offer a worse quality of life than the present, it is becoming imperative that children are introduced to principles of sustainability through the educational system from an early age, and that these principles are regularly reinforced and built upon. The government's own Panel on Sustainable Development has called for a 'comprehensive strategy for environmental and training', and NGOs frequently point to education as a key policy instrument in the transition to sustainable development. This is the first book published in Britain to provide an overview of the theory and practice of these issues. It brings together contributions from environmental educators working in the formal and informal sectors and in continuing education, and provides perspectives on the philosophy, politics and pedagogy of education for sustainability, as well as case studies and pointers towards good practice.Part I establishes some initial perspectives on sustainability, education and the role of NGOs; the potential for education for sustainability in the formal and informal sectors is assessed in Parts II and III; Part IV discusses its development as part of the greening of business and local government; and Part V looks at the way forward.
  

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Contents

Realizing Sustainability in Changing Times John Huckle
3
Education in Change Stephen Sterling
18
A WWF View of Education and the Role of NGOs Peter Martin
40
The Primary Years Gillian Symons
55
The Secondary Years Ken Webster
72
Greening the University Tony Alabaster Derek Blair
86
Teacher Education John Huckle
105
Working with the Youth Service Lisbeth Grundy cy Bud Simpkin
123
Towards a Critical Media John Hovvson dy Adrian Cleasby
149
Corporate Greening Nigel Roome 6 Andrea Dates
165
Local Governments Educational Role in LA21 Julian Agyemanjane
181
PartV
195
The Politicians Respond Ken Collins John Gummer Jean Lambert Joan
212
A Vision of a 21stcentury Community Learning Centre Shirley
222
Acronyms and Abbreviations
229
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CommunityBased Learning Geoff Pagan
136

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