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ERIC Number: EJ1044176
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0814-0626
Planning for Success: Factors In?uencing Change in Teacher Education
Ferreira, Jo-Anne; Ryan, Lisa; Tilbury, Daniella
Australian Journal of Environmental Education, v30 n1 p136-146 Jul 2014
Teacher education is widely recognized as a key strategy that is yet to be effectively utilized to embed environmental education and/or education for sustainability in schools. This paper reports on a research study that examined a range of pre-service teacher education initiatives, both in Australia and internationally, that were seeking to reorient teacher education towards environmental sustainability. This paper reports on six factors utilized across the initiatives that were critical to their success. These were (1) the nature and length of funding arrangements; (2) the range and quality of partnerships and networks; (3) the curriculum focus and the teaching and learning processes used; (4) the nature of, and incentives for, participant engagement; (5) the level at which a change was being sought; and (6) the use of evaluation as a tool for learning and ongoing improvement. This paper discusses why and how each of these six factors proved critical and explores the implications for initiatives seeking to reorient teacher education towards environmental sustainability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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