ERIC Number: EJ801924
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
Sustainability in Tertiary Curricula: What Is Stopping It Happening?
International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, v5 n1 p33-47 2004
The concepts of environmental education and education for sustainability have been acknowledged by many tertiary institutions for over a decade. An appreciable number of institutions have signed agreements to educate students in all disciplines about sustainability. Although several Australian institutions of higher education have signed the Talloire Declaration, a recent survey finds little indication that their curricula have been changed to include sustainability education. Despite the apparent widespread support for the concept of student education in sustainability, there is little implementation. The experience of Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University suggests that those concerned about education and environment/sustainability need more than conviction and vision. A strategic approach--based on change management and supported by staff development--is needed to implement these sorts of changes. Rather than attempting to outline a grand plan or model for implementation, this paper identifies key issues and looks into the current experience associated with implementation approaches.
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Postsecondary Education, Foreign Countries, Strategic Planning, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Program Implementation, Curriculum Enrichment, Organizational Change, Performance Factors, Case Studies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia