ERIC Number: EJ891238
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
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Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability: An Analysis of a Master's in Environmental Science and a Tree-Planting Project at Chancellor College, University of Malawi
Chiotha, Sosten S.
International Review of Education, v56 n2-3 p287-298 Jun 2010
In 2004, Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in African Universities (MESA) was formally launched by UNEP, UNESCO and the Association of African Universities. This paper sets the stage for a critical analysis of ESD by reviewing historical perspectives of conservation in Africa as a means of appreciating the need for African universities to mainstream both environmental concerns and those relating to sustainability. Two case studies from Chancellor College, University of Malawi are discussed to illustrate that good practice in mainstreaming environment and sustainability requires challenges to be refined and knowledge to be extended on an ongoing basis. To analyse the reorientation of the curriculum for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), the paper examines the introduction of an Environmental Science Master's programme at the college and notes how environmental issues are covered. The article also looks at the college's tree-planting programme in terms of the training, research and outreach involved.
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Forestry, Curriculum Development, Graduate Study, Outreach Programs, Higher Education, Environmental Education, Educational Development, Educational Principles, Educational Policy, Educational Strategies, Case Studies, International Education, Program Descriptions, Developing Nations
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Africa; Malawi