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ERIC Number: EJ891233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0020-8566
Education for Sustainable Development and Retention: Unravelling a Research Agenda
Lotz-Sisitka, Heila
International Review of Education, v56 n2-3 p207-220 Jun 2010
This paper considers the question of what education for sustainable development (ESD) research might signify when linked to the concept of "retention", and how this relation (ESD and retention) might be researched. It considers two different perspectives on retention, as revealed through educational research trajectories, drawing on existing research and case studies. Firstly, it discusses an ESD research agenda that documents retention by focusing on the issue of keeping children in schools. This research agenda is typical of the existing discourses surrounding Education for All (EFA). It then discusses a related ESD research agenda that focuses more on the pedagogical and curricular aspects of retention, as this provides for a deeper understanding of how ESD can contribute to improving the quality of teaching and learning within a wider EFA retention agenda.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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