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ERIC Number: ED499705
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 29
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 86
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Finding the Common Ground: Is There a Place for Sustainability Education in VET? Support Document
Mazzotti, Luciana; Murphy, Barbara; 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. "Finding the Common Ground: Is There a Place for Sustainability Education in VET?" 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. In support of the full report, this document discusses global context, education for sustainable development, future projections, international trends, national policy, building a model, and generic skill development. (Contains 13 tables and 17 figures.) [This document was produced by the authors based on their research for the report, "Finding the Common Ground: Is There a Place for Sustainability Education in VET?" (ED499704) and was funded by the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training.]
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: ncver@ncver.edu.au; Web site: http://www.ncver.edu.au/publications/index.html
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada; United Kingdom (England)