Sustaining education for sustainability in turbulent times

Smith, Gregory A., and Stevenson, Robert B. (2017) Sustaining education for sustainability in turbulent times. Journal of Environmental Education, 48 (2). pp. 79-95.

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Abstract

A study of two schools in northern Australia demonstrated the impact on Education for Sustainability (EfS) initiatives of a disruptive policy environment set in motion by neoliberal reforms focused on standards, accountability, and international competitiveness. In one of the schools, a culture characterized by trust and an emphasis on cultivating teacher and student strengths and interests contributed to the resilience of these initiatives in the face of outside pressures. In the other, administrators preoccupied with the need to implement state mandates with fidelity failed to nurture and develop a collection of remarkable EfS projects and activities.

Item ID: 47250
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0095-8964
Keywords: neoliberal reforms, policy disruption, school resilience, school leadership
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2017 00:08
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified @ 25%
13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified @ 25%
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development @ 30%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930301 Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum @ 30%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9304 School/Institution > 930403 School/Institution Policies and Development @ 40%
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