ERIC Number: EJ1090133
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
Globalisation and Education for Sustainable Development: Exploring the Global in Motion
Bengtsson, Stefan L.; Östman, Leif O.
Environmental Education Research, v22 n1 p1-20 2016
The article explores education for sustainable development (ESD) as a policy concept in different spaces and how it is re-articulated as part of a process of globalisation. The objective is to explore empirically an alternative set of logics in order to conceive of this process of globalisation. With this objective in mind, the article investigates articulations of ESD and sustainable development in Vietnamese and Thai policy-making, and reflects upon how these articulations can be seen to relate to globalisation. In so doing, it addresses concerns about the globalising potential of ESD within the field of environmental education research, and aims to open up for an alternative understanding of the processes associated with the rearticulation of ESD in different national education policy settings. The alternative conception that is put forward promotes an understanding of these re-articulations of ESD as contingent, opening up a space for contestation and counter-hegemonic articulations.
Descriptors: Global Approach, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Policy Formation, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Social Systems, Policy Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Thailand; Vietnam