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ERIC Number: EJ847039
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0973-4082
Curriculum Change in Universities: Conditions that Facilitate Education for Sustainable Development
de la Harpe, Barbara; Thomas, Ian
Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, v3 n1 p75-85 2009
Many universities have begun to introduce curriculum innovation and change to facilitate the curricular integration of generic skills underlying education for sustainable development (ESD). However, the literature and research in the area to date show few successful examples of comprehensive large-scale curriculum change. From the literature on curriculum change in universities, we identify the conditions that have been reported to facilitate such change. We then report on two surveys that explored academic perceptions of the conditions that influence curriculum change, one of a sample of Australian academics and the other of a sample of international academics involved with ESD. We discuss the survey findings and outline implications for those attempting to introduce ESD curriculum change at universities. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia