Education for sustainability in the secondary sector—a review

Taylor, Neil, Quinn, Frances, Jenkins, Kathy, Miller-Brown, Helen, Rizk, Nadya, Prodromou, Theodosia, Serow, Penelope, and Taylor, Subhashni (2019) Education for sustainability in the secondary sector—a review. Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 13 (1). pp. 102-122.

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This article reviews Education for Sustainability (EfS) in the secondary sector across a range of countries. Drawing on journal articles, book chapters and official reports, it identifies some of the more successful approaches to implementing EfS within the secondary sector. The authors first discuss the importance of educating for sustainability at the secondary level and then explore barriers to effective EfS in secondary schools. They go on to share their insights into contextual factors that influence EfS practices which are reported in the case studies. In particular, they discuss the influence of (a) politics and curriculum renewal, (b) alignment of curriculum, resources and teaching, (c) the perceived state of EfS and (d) teachers’ professional development as determinants of EfS implementation and success.

Item ID: 58833
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0973-4074
Keywords: action orientation, education for sustainability, education for sustainable development, secondary school
Funders: University of New England (UNE)
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2019 04:45
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390306 Secondary education @ 50%
39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390102 Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development @ 50%
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