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Silina-Jasjukevica, Gunta; Briška, Ilze – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
There is much research and educational practices at all levels of education on how to deal with promoting acceptance and understanding between different cultures. A cultural study forms an important part of shaping intercultural understanding. "The aim" of the research is to analyze an innovative way of incorporating cultural studies in…
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Multicultural Education, Intercultural Programs, Teacher Education Programs
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de Souza, Marian – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
In a shrinking world where events across the globe become relevant for the lives of masses of people regardless of the distances that divide them, some serious issues have arisen which have particular significance for education policies and practice. Too many children are growing up against a backdrop of polarised views and attitudes which is a…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Religious Education, Self Concept, Cultural Pluralism
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Zygmunt, Tomasz – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
Nowadays, education for sustainable development starts covering wider and wider spheres of interest and human activity. Out of the three main spheres of interest, such as environmental, economic, and socio-cultural, the first two mentioned here seem to be given more attention than the sphere of socio-cultural activity. In this respect, the aim of…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Language Usage, Language of Instruction
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Franzenburg, Geert – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
Sustainability is one of the core challenges for education in modern times, particularly concerning cultural heritage. The study evaluates, from a German point of view, how Latvians outside of Latvia after World War II kept their cultural heritage alive by educational concepts, which can be characterized as early roots of modern sustainable…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Foreign Countries, Cultural Maintenance, High Schools
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Timoštšuk, Inge – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
Integral and deep pedagogical content knowledge can support future primary teachers' ability to follow ideas of education for sustainability in science class. Initial teacher education provides opportunity to learn what and how to teach but still the practical experiences of teaching can reveal uneven development of student teachers'…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Science Education, Elementary School Students
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Pruneau, Diane; Kerry, Jackie; Freiman, Viktor; Langis, Joanne; Bizid, Mohamed – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
Is future teachers' contact with the physical environment significant enough for them to choose to educate their students about sustainability? These digital natives stand out from previous generations by their way of living. The research based on grounded theory was aimed at understanding future teachers' relationships with physical and…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Technology Uses in Education
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Cook, Kristin; Brown, Alan; Ballard, Genny – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
Though work in the area of "photovoice" (in which students take photos to structure a dialogue that can serve to advance social action as the community responds to the participants' perspectives and locates them in solution-generation) has been conducted in science education research to focus on learner's experiences, little has been…
Descriptors: Photography, Social Action, Study Abroad, Foreign Countries
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Ashworth, Elizabeth; Steele, Astrid – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
As educators at a faculty of education, the authors found that teacher candidates (TCs) invariably purchased new materials whenever they had an assignment requiring some form of construction activity. They were concerned about this learned, consumer behavior; lessons of moderation in using the Earth's resources are important elements of…
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Consumer Economics
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Šimonová, Petra; Cincera, Jan – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
Teachers who are specialized in environmental education (environmental education school coordinators) can play an important role in empowering students to shape a sustainable future. In this study, the authors examined a group of Czech environmental education school coordinators. The authors aimed to clarify how they interpret their role at their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Specialists, Teacher Role
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Keinonen, Tuula; Palmberg, Irmeli; Kukkonen, Jari; Yli-Panula, Eija; Persson, Christel; Vilkonis, Rytis – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
This study aims to find higher education students' perceptions about environmental issues and how the perceptions are related to perceptions of media coverage. This study investigates higher education students' perceptions of the seriousness of environmental issues and their relation to perceptions of media coverage. Higher education students…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Conservation (Environment), Pollution
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Maragakis, Antonios; van den Dobbelsteen, Andy; Maragakis, Alexandros – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
As students continue to review the sustainability of higher education institutions, there is a growing need to understand the economic returns of degrees as a function of a sustainable institution. This paper reviews a range of international research to summarize the economic drivers of higher education attainment. Although the cost inputs to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainability, Economic Factors, Educational Attainment
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Williams, Desha L.; Edwards, Belinda; Kuhel, Karen A.; Lim, Woong – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
Sustaining teachers in culturally and linguistically diverse schools has been a prominent issue for years. This qualitative study focused on the impact of an enhanced preparation program on the cultural dispositions of five pre-service mathematics teachers. It is postulated that if positive cultural dispositions are developed in teacher…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Sahin, Elvan – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
Uncertainties and debates regarding the term of sustainable development are still going on, and similarly, the notion of education for sustainable development (ESD) is open to debate. There has been an attempt to make the concept of ESD evident, which is quite challenging. Palmer (1998) stated the appropriateness of ESD within environmental…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Science Instruction, Middle Schools, Secondary School Science
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Zygmunt, Tomasz – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
The aim of the present paper is to awake awareness of the term "sustainable development" and show that the very term is not understood in a unilateral way. A discrepancy of perception and thus understanding of the notion of sustainability blurs its meaning. Numerous scholars and researchers use the term sustainable or sustainability to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Definitions, Scholarship
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Sundh, Stellan – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
In order to reach far in the work for sustainable development, communication in foreign languages prior to strategic decisions is required from international partners. In this communication English has become the lingua franca. Even though the use of EFL (English as a foreign language) is widely spread, it is clear that in some geographical…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Sustainable Development
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