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ERIC Number: EJ964583
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0973-4082
Professional Associations: Their Role in Promoting Sustainable Development in Australia
Thomas, Ian; Hegarty, Kathryn; Whitman, Stuart; MacGregor, Val
Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, v6 n1 p121-136 Mar 2012
Professional associations have a strong influence on what is covered in the curricula of universities, especially that of professional degrees. They also provide members with professional development throughout their careers. Professional associations have the potential to facilitate development of sustainability competency in the workforce in many professions. A survey of professional associations in Australia indicated that by the end of the 2000s, few were facilitating sustainability, either through their input to university curricula, or through professional development. The experiences of a few associations that do facilitate sustainability can be used to build a strategy for enlisting other professional associations to facilitate sustainability competency amongst their members. (Contains 4 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia