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ERIC Number: EJ1220441
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Mar
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0973-4082
Education for Sustainability in the Secondary Sector--A Review
Taylor, Neil; Quinn, Frances; Jenkins, Kathy; Miller-Brown, Helen; Rizk, Nadya; Prodromou, Theodosia; Serow, Penelope; Taylor, Subhashni
Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, v13 n1 p102-122 Mar 2019
This article reviews Education for Sustainability (EfS) in the secondary sector across a range of countries. Drawing on journal articles, book chapters and official reports, it identifies some of the more successful approaches to implementing EfS within the secondary sector. The authors first discuss the importance of educating for sustainability at the secondary level and then explore barriers to effective EfS in secondary schools. They go on to share their insights into contextual factors that influence EfS practices which are reported in the case studies. In particular, they discuss the influence of (a) politics and curriculum renewal, (b) alignment of curriculum, resources and teaching, (c) the perceived state of EfS and (d) teachers' professional development as determinants of EfS implementation and success.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Bulgaria; Bhutan; Canada; China; Denmark; Finland; Germany; Israel; Lesotho; Malaysia; Mauritius; Mexico; Morocco; Norway; New Zealand; Portugal; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; United Kingdom; United States; Zimbabwe