ERIC Number: ED470963
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Mar-9
Education, Globalization and Sustainable Futures: Struggles Over Educational Aims and Purposes in a Period of Environmental and Ecological Challenge.
Farrell, R. V.; Papagiannis, George
This study examines the advocacy of education for sustainability in a contemporary world driven by the powerful forces of globalization and development. A brief overview of the current ecological crisis in the world is presented, and concerns about environmental degradation, social injustice, and social inequalities are discussed. The vision of education for sustainability is examined as a way of improving the balance between humanity and habitat and making the world more just and equitable for all people. Finally, the study examines how the design of the schooling process tends to obstruct and weaken efforts to establish education for sustainability as a primary educational direction in the modern school. (KHR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society (Orlando, FL, March 6-9, 2002).