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ERIC Number: EJ777324
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0309-877X
Sustainability and Teacher Education
Martin, Ken; Summers, Denise; Sjerps-Jones, Harriet
Journal of Further and Higher Education, v31 n4 p351-362 Nov 2007
Sustainability is now a key concept in both government policy and wider global concerns. Issues of climate change and global warming can no longer be ignored in teacher education programs in the post-compulsory education and training sector. Government policy-makers, notably the Department for Education and Skills (DfES), Learning Skills Council (LSC) and the Teacher Training Agency (TTA) are all looking to educators to take the lead. This article proposes that sustainability needs to be embedded in a notion of professionalism that has a professional values framework at its heart. This framework should underpin all teacher education programs and energize professional practice. A college in the south-west of England is used as an example of how post-16 institutions can embed sustainability, not only in teacher education programs but the whole ethos of the college. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)