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Huckle, John; Wals, Arjen E. J. – Environmental Education Research, 2015
An analysis of the literature supporting the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development and a sample of its key products suggests that it failed to acknowledge or challenge neoliberalism as a hegemonic force blocking transitions towards genuine sustainability. The authors argue that the rationale for the Decade was idealistic and that…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Sustainability, International Organizations, Global Education
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Huckle, John – Environmental Education Research, 2008
This article links the prospects of sustainable development to democratic socialism and those forms of knowledge and learning developed by the global anti-capitalist movement. While socially critical approaches to education for sustainable development (ESD) can accommodate these forms, they are marginalised by New Labour's policies on sustainable…
Descriptors: Democracy, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries
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Huckle, John – Environmental Education Research, 2009
In 2006 the author was contracted to research possible approaches to a UK indicator of education for sustainable development (ESD). This article describes and seeks to explain the response of government advisers and influential members of the UK ESD community to the approaches he proposed. While the UK strategy for sustainable development called…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Politics of Education, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis