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ERIC Number: EJ880623
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0973-4082
ESD and the Current Crisis of Capitalism: Teaching beyond Green New Deals
Huckle, John
Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, v4 n1 p135-142 2010
In this article, the author argues for a more critical form of education for sustainable development (ESD) linked to global citizenship education. He does so by reference to the limitations of the "green new deals" being carried out as part of fiscal stimulus packages, the alternatives proposed by ecosocialists, and the partly conflicting and partly complementary nature of forms of critical ESD based in social and cultural theory. The author stresses that, although regulatory and cosmopolitan liberals continue to urge greater investment in green new deals, most politicians and commentators give these arguments limited attention. The current crisis of capitalism is not yet resolved and as the majority bears the costs in terms of unemployment, public spending cuts, and increased taxes, ESD has a role to play in both explaining the crisis and exploring both reformist and radical social alternatives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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