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Vare, Paul – Environmental Education Research, 2020
As schools seek to implement frameworks of education for sustainable development it is inevitable that they will encounter contradictions between their own aspirations and external demands. To analyse these contradictions through the lens of teachers-in-context, this research uses Cultural-historical Activity Theory that views schools as activity…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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Bessant, Sophie E. F.; Robinson, Zoe P. – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This paper explores one key aspect of marketisation in English universities, the quality-related research funding (QR) system, which central government in the United Kingdom uses to allocate funds to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), based on a system of reviewing and rating the 'quality' of research at different HEIs. Specifically, it focuses…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries, Commercialization
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Marks, M.; Chandler, L.; Baldwin, C. – Environmental Education Research, 2017
A key goal of Biosphere Reserves (BR) is to foster environmental education for sustainable development. In this study we systematically analyse two cases in which environmental art is used as a mechanism to engage communities in "building environmental understanding", in Noosa BR in Australia and North Devon BR in the United Kingdom.…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Art Activities, Documentation
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Feng, Ling – Environmental Education Research, 2012
That the value of interdisciplinarity in sustainability education is largely taken for granted reflects widely held views about the inherent complexity and uncertainty of sustainability issues and the need for holistic responses to them. Although there is an extensive literature on interdisciplinarity, there has been relatively little…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Sustainable Development, Teacher Attitudes
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Katayama, Junko; Gough, Stephen – Environmental Education Research, 2008
This paper explores a particular contemporary instance of the implementation of central government policy linking higher education and sustainable development. The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)'s strategic plan for 2006-2011 (HEFCE 2006) includes a commitment to establish a baseline assessment of the contribution of the…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Sterling, Stephen; Scott, William – Environmental Education Research, 2008
This paper provides a commentary on education for sustainable development (ESD) within higher education (HE) in England, set against the wider international and European background. The recent history of attempts to clarify ESD and its implications for higher education institutions is outlined, and some of the tensions between a developing agenda…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Educational Trends
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Roberts, Carolyn; Roberts, Jane – Environmental Education Research, 2008
In the early months of 2007 a staff development exercise with multiple purposes and outputs was undertaken at the University of Gloucestershire. It aimed to identify innovative examples of education for sustainable development (ESD) in the University's curriculum, to provide a forum for ESD practitioners to exchange and discuss their approaches…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Staff Development, Sustainable Development, Case Studies
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Nikel, Jutta – Environmental Education Research, 2007
This article discusses findings from a tri-country study of student teachers' understandings of the purposes of education, their conceptions of sustainable development and the task of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). At its heart are case studies of 30 student teachers from Initial Teacher Education Programmes in England, Denmark and…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teaching (Occupation), Data Analysis, Sustainable Development
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Barraza, Laura; Walford, Rex A. – Environmental Education Research, 2002
Analyzes what influences the environmental knowledge and perceptions of English and Mexican school children. Explores the extent to which culture and the school ethos with regard to the environment have an effect on the formation of environmental knowledge, perceptions, and attitudes in young children. Concludes that schools with strong…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Epistemology, Foreign Countries