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ERIC Number: ED499704
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 48
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 62
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-9211-7078-2
Finding the Common Ground: Is There a Place for Sustainability Education in VET? A National Vocational Education and Training Research and Evaluation Program Report
Goldney, David; Murphy, Tom; Fien, John; Kent, Jenny
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
Society is becoming increasingly aware of the need for education to play a key role in integrating knowledge and understanding about sustainability into practical, vocational skills which can be used in the workplace. Education for sustainability is now a widely accepted concept which seeks to promote and develop sustainability skills and awareness throughout a learner's educational pathway. This report shows that the vocational education and training (VET) sector has a key role to play in promoting sustainability education by incorporating these skills into training packages. However, significant barriers exist to implementation, including the lack of a shared national vision and adequate resources. The report concludes with suggestions to encourage the adoption of education for sustainability in VET policy and practice. (Contains 1 footnote and 1 figure.) [This document was produced with funding provided through the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training. The author/project team was funded to undertake this research via a grant under the National Vocational Education and Training Research and Evaluation (NVETRE) Program. For support document, see ED499705.]
National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd. P.O. Box 8288, Stational Arcade, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia. Tel: +61-8-230-8400; Fax: +61-8-212-3436; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia; United Kingdom (England)