The challenge of valuing ecological sustainability in schools

Whitehouse, Hilary (2004) The challenge of valuing ecological sustainability in schools. Primary and Middle Years Educator, 2 (2). 3. pp. 14-19.

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Education for sustainability is one of the major directions for schooling in the 21st century - a century in which we will all face many ecological challenges largely of our own making. The United Nations has declared the years from 2005 to 2015 to be the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. The question I wish to address in this article is just how schooling practices are able to match the rhetoric of global ecological responsibility and emerging national and state education policy moves towards promoting education for sustainability. Sustainability education is also supported by institutions of further and higher education and by increasing numbers of industry bodies (Rainbird, 2004). Sustainability can be considered through the lens of a values perspective to evaluate how sustainability is effectively enabled in schools.

Item ID: 54810
Item Type: Article (Non-Refereed Research)
ISSN: 1839-468X
Keywords: sustainability, education, curriculum
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2018 00:12
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930399 Curriculum not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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