ERIC Number: EJ783811
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Reference Count: 12
Shifting Sights: The Cultural Challenge of Sustainability
Thaman, Konai H.
Higher Education Policy, v15 n2 p133-142 Jun 2002
This article focuses on the need for universities as teaching and research organisations, to recognise and act upon a more culturally inclusive interpretation of "sustainable development" and "sustainability". It argues for the valuing of indigenous worldviews as a means of achieving a more holistic and interdisciplinary way of thinking about the Earth as the home of all people and as a complement to the beliefs of western science and rational objective thinking. At a more personal level, it challenges readers, especially academics, to re-examine their own ways of thinking and knowing for the sake of creating sustainable futures that are inclusive in its processes, contexts and outcomes.
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Universities, Indigenous Knowledge, Interdisciplinary Approach, World Views, Critical Thinking, Futures (of Society), Science Education, Environmental Education
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