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ERIC Number: EJ801621
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1467-6370
Addressing the Challenges of Mainstreaming Education for Sustainable Development in Higher Education
Down, Lorna
International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, v7 n4 p390-399 2006
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to address research on major challenges faced in attempting to mainstream education for sustainable development (ESD). Design/methodology/approach: The research is based on a project for infusing ESD in a teachers' college programme in Jamaica. Findings: Challenges include colleagues' scepticism, students' expectations of course, content vs the actuality of an "expanded" course with ESD input, an absence of policy, syllabus constraints, and ways in which these were addressed. Originality/value: In analysing the ways in which these challenges were addressed, important principles are uncovered that can guide the introduction of ESD in higher education: how "threats" can become opportunities, how constraints can make for creativity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jamaica