ERIC Number: EJ909752
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
Education for Sustainable Development: Opportunity or Threat?
Dillon, Justin; Huang, Jing
School Science Review, v92 n338 p39-44 Sep 2010
In this article we take a critical look at education for sustainable development (ESD), which is a more contested idea than policy makers might have us believe. After a brief examination of the history of the term, we look at the recent Ofsted report into how it is being implemented (or not) in UK schools. We examine why it is a contested term and suggest that science departments might do well to treat ESD with caution and re-examine their contribution and commitment to environmental education.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational History, Environmental Education, Science Departments, Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries, Attitude Change, Behavior Change, Gender Differences, Knowledge Level
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom