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ERIC Number: EJ1100702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1467-6370
Higher Education Institution Sustainability Assessment Tools: Considerations on Their Use in Brazil
de Araújo Góes, Heloisa Cronemberger; Magrini, Alessandra
International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, v17 n3 p322-341 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to gather elements to propose a sustainability assessment tool (SAT) to be used in higher education institutions (HEIs) in Brazil and the related program to be created for SAT dissemination and HEI monitoring, publication of results and benchmarking. Design/methodology/approach: The characteristics of eight SATs were identified, seven of which are applied through widely known international programs to identify aspects to be considered in the definition of the Brazilian model. Findings: In Brazil, stakeholders usually do not know how HEIs develop their potential to contribute with the construction of a sustainable development model. Research limitations/implications: The research limitation is the difficulty to obtain information allowing a deeper understanding of sustainability-related activities developed by Brazilian HEIs. Practical implications: This paper provides a base on which to construct SAT and program models tailored for Brazil. Originality/value: This is the first paper that stresses the importance of adopting a SAT tailored for Brazil, by comparing and discussing models that may be used for that purpose.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil
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