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Menon, Sanskriti; Hartz-Karp, Janette – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2019
Resolving urban challenges or 'wicked problems' is a dilemma for most governments, especially in developing countries, and India is a case in point. Collaborative, dialogue-based approaches have been posited as critical to addressing wicked problems. This would require a reform of Indian cities' governance systems to enable citizens to be embedded…
Descriptors: Democracy, Urban Areas, Problems, Governance
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Kolenick, Paul – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2018
As a central part of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) from 2005 to 2014 Regional Centres of Expertise (RCE) serve as agents of education for sustainable development through multi-stakeholder networks with an interest in the advancement of sustainable societies. In this article, the question is raised about…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Conservation (Environment), Expertise, Postsecondary Education
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Franck, Olof – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2017
The aim of this article is to highlight the role of religiously motivated ethics within the field of sustainability didactics. The article starts with critical reflections on the idea that religion, by proposing claims for knowledge of absolute authorities such as "divine beings or supernatural dimensions", offers capacity for uniting…
Descriptors: Ethics, Sustainability, Role, Religious Factors
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O'Brien, Catherine; Howard, Patrick – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2016
Education, as it was initially organized in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, was designed to meet very different challenges than those we face today. There have been many efforts to shift education to address new contexts that result from societal transformation. There have also been international initiatives in response to…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Sustainability, Educational Change, Well Being
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Laessøe, Jeppe; Mochizuki, Yoko – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2015
Climate change education (CCE) is a new phenomenon which is gaining increasing significance in the work of international organizations and international non-governmental organizations. Based primarily on a cross-national desk study of national policy documents relevant to CCE in 17 countries, which was commissioned by UNESCO to gain a robust…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Climate
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Trajber, Rachel; Mochizuki, Yoko – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2015
This article maps and explains Brazil's policies, strategies, plans and initiatives related to Climate Change Education (CCE), in the overall context of Environmental Education (EE) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The case of Brazil offers useful insights on how to enhance climate response through education because of its unique…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Han, Qingqing – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2015
Recognizing the significance of education in promoting sustainable development (SD), China has developed a number of policies and initiatives relating to education for sustainable development (ESD) and climate change education (CCE). The article first reviews China's national policies and initiatives with regard to SD, climate change, education,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Educational Quality
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Sung, Junghee – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2015
The Republic of Korea (ROK) has officially declared its national vision of green growth, and actively develops and implements policies related to education for sustainable development (ESD), green growth education (GGE) and climate change education (CCE). Over the Decade of ESD, the ROK experienced three administrations which have taken different…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Public Policy
De Andrade, Daniel Fonseca; Sorrentino, Marcos – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2014
Colonizing processes take many forms. Although they are generally related to the use of force, they may also happen through subtler means such as education, and subconsciously, whenever educational proposals are designed to suit a wide variety of contexts. This essay suggests that environmental pedagogies should be based on a dialogical mindset…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Interpersonal Communication, Land Settlement
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Lozano, Rodrigo; Peattie, Ken – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2011
This article presents the results of the sustainable development curricula assessment undertaken at 19 of the 28 schools of Cardiff University using the Sustainability Tool for Assessing UNiversity's Curricula Holistically (STAUNCH[superscript (RTM)]. STAUNCH[superscript (RTM)] was developed with two objectives: (1) to systematically assess how…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Sustainability, Evaluation, Foreign Countries
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Jucker, Rolf – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2011
As in many other countries, the transformation of the Swiss education system into one that is conducive to a sustainable society is difficult. This article attempts to clarify a framework within which such change could happen. Following an extensive review process, the author has compiled essential learning approaches, knowledge, skills, values…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Evaluation, Sustainable Development
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Lotz-Sisitka, Heila; O'Donoghue, Rob; Wilmot, Di – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2010
This article deliberates the possibilities for Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs) to become "experiments" in social learning. The purpose of the article is to advance the broader research agenda of RCEs through reflection on the empirical research agenda of one RCE, Makana RCE in South Africa. As such it opens questions on how we might…
Descriptors: Socialization, Social Change, Learning Processes, Foreign Countries
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Miller, Evonne; Buys, Laurie; Bell, Lorraine – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2009
This article documents the rationale and experience of a pilot Australian sustainability education programme, "Living Smart Homes" (LSH) based on a community-based social marketing model. Inspired by the Australian "Land for Wildlife" scheme, LSH is designed to engage homeowners with sustainable practices through face-to-face…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Focus Groups, Marketing, Learning Modules
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Martin, Stephen – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2008
This article explores the impact of the sustainable development (SD) agenda on the occupational and professional needs of those who have undergone educational and training programmes in the environmental field either at the undergraduate or the postgraduate level or through relevant professional institutions' continuing professional development…
Descriptors: Workshops, Sustainable Development, Educational Needs, Educational Practices
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Khandelwal, Rajiv; Gilbert, Elon – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
In the context of areas that have little prospect in the medium term of providing even minimal livelihoods locally for their overwhelming poor and increasingly migration-dependent rural populations, what does education for sustainable development (ESD) mean? Do efforts to qualitatively improve migration offer a viable strategy for reducing poverty…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Migration, Economically Disadvantaged