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94 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
In this briefing, Stephen Sterling points out that: progress towards a more sustainable future depends on learning, yet most education and learning takes no account of sustainability; progress toward orienting education towards sustainable development since the Agenda 21 agreement has been very slow; and education is largely behind, rather than ahead of, other fields in developing new thinking and practice in response to the challenge of sustainability. Sterling argues that while the emergence of environmental education, and latterly "education for sustainable development", are important trends, they are not sufficient in themselves to reorient and transform education - and yet time is short to realize such change. The fundamental tasks are to critique the prevailing educational and learning paradigm, which has become increasingly mechanistic and managerial, and to develop an ecologically informed education paradigm based on humanistic and sustainability values, systems thinking and the implications of complexity theory. An outline, with illustrative examples, of a transformed education that can lead to transformative learning is given. The author calls this "sustainable education": a change of educational culture that values, sustains and realizes human potential in relation to the need to attain and sustain social, economic and ecological well-being, recognizing that they must be part of the same dynamic. The book finishes with a chapter on change strategies, emphasizing the need for vision and design at all system levels.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781870098991 20160528
Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
257 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
A key reference work on the nature, scope and purpose of educating for sustainable development, today and for the years to come.
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Education Library (Cubberley)
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v. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Green Library, Education Library (Cubberley)
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12 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
282 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
The present book is a compilation of some of the key note speeches and papers delivered at the Third World Environmental Education Congress - 3rd WEEC (Turin, Italy, 3-6 October 2005). It includes a number of the contributions in various subjects discussed at the Congress, whose lead theme was Educational paths towards Sustainability. This book documents the wide range of topics in the field of environmental education discussed at the event, with a special emphasis to the scientific, educational and participatory aspects presented at the Congress and considers how they are linked with sustainable development. The Third World Environmental Education Congress was a further, positive step forward towards the cause of promoting environmental education across the world. The experiences gathered and documented in this book, which is a concrete contribution towards the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, want to raise further interest and catalyse further projects and initiatives all over the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780820499192 20160527
Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
126 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Editors' notes / Larry H. Litten, Dawn Geronimo Terkla
  • The Sustainability challenge / James Merkel, Larry H. Litten
  • The Business case for sustainability / Walt Freese
  • The University case for sustainability / Lawrence Bacow, William Moomaw
  • Metrics and meaning for environmental sustainability / Gloria Thompson, Sarah Hammond Creighton
  • New economic and financial indicators of sustainability / James Pittman, Kevin Wilhelm
  • Social indicators of sustainable progress for higher education / Terry Link
  • Developing educational indicators that will guide students and institutions toward a sustainable future / Bert Cohen
  • Models and resources for advancing sustainable institutional and societal progress / Larry H. Litten, Dawn Geronimo Terkla.
Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
232 p. ; 22 cm.
Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
194 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
  • 1. Higher Education, Sustainable Development and the Free Society: An Overview Part 1: What is Higher Education For? Possibilities and Their Problems 2. Learning to be Human 3. The Exercise of Liberty 4. The Achievement of Justice 5. Emancipation of the Oppressed 6. Development of Individual Capability 7. Building Social Capital 8. Building Human Capital: Curriculum and Skills-Development 9. The Education Marketplace 10. Policy Implementation and the Nature of Citizenship Part 2: Aspects of Sustainable Development 11. Sustaining Development on Environmental Conditions 12. Sustaining Development on Social Conditions 13. Being Human 14. Liberty, Capability and Emancipation 15. Social Justice-- Ecological Justice 16. Policy and Social Capital 17. Sustainable Development as 'Triple Bottom Line': Financial Viability, Environmental Conservation, and Social Betterment 18. Sustainable Development as Learning: Learning in Higher Education Part 3: Case Studies 19. Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce) - Uk-Based Case Study of the Response of the Hefce to Imperatives Mandated Through the UK Government's Sustainable Development Action Planning Process 20. US-Based Case Study of University Leaders for s Sustainable Future (Ulsf), Whose Work and Influence Has a Global Reach 21. Unesco: Reorienting Teacher Education to Address Sustainable Development Case - An Influential UN Initiative Which is Headquartered in Canada and the USA, but Involves Universities Across the World 22. National Health Service Purchasing and Supply Agency (NHS Pasa) Case Study of an Innovative Programme of Research and Development in the Training of Health-Sector Professionals. Conclusions: No Noiseless Steps - No Backdoor Exit 23. The Literature of Sustainability in Higher Education: Insights and Obstacles 24. Higher Education and Sustainable Development: An Identity of Interest?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415416528 20160528
"The 'Key Issues in Higher Education'" series aims to raise both awareness and the standards of debate on the fundamental issues that lie at the very heart of higher education and intends to assist national and international debate. "Higher Education and Sustainable Development" examines whether it is actually possible to mandate, plan, monitor and evaluate the higher education sector's route to the production of educated, innovative, independent, self-determining, critical individuals while at the same time achieving a range of wider policy goals on the side.This book examines this question in the context of a particular international policy issue - sustainable development - which is now seen across the globe as a necessary and urgent response to a range of social and environmental issues that threaten the integrity of the biosphere and human well being. The book concludes that the idea of sustainable development holds both opportunities and dangers for universities as they pursue their proper role in a free society. Illustrated by seven in-depth case studies this book considers the complex inter-relationships of a free society and sustainable development in the context of higher education, and aims to makes recommendations for realistic future development. It is essential reading for the international higher education research community, policy-makers, university managers, students and non-Governmental organisations in the development, environment and social policy sectors.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415416528 20160528
Education Library (Cubberley)
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186, 8 p. ; 25 cm.
Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
292 p.
  • Foreword - Executive Summary
  • Workshop Resolutions
  • Résumé - Résolutions de l'atelier
  • Opening Statements
  • International Science and Technology Co-operation for Sustainable Development: Background and Issues
  • Technological Learning and Sustainability Transition: The Role of Institutions of Higher Learning in Africa
  • Regionalism and Technology Development in Africa
  • Elements of Effective Technology Transfer and Stimulating Entrepreneurship
  • Effective Technology Transfer and Stimulating Entrepreneurship: Strategy and Examples
  • The Persistent Bandwidth Divide in Africa: Findings of the African Tertiary Institution Connectivity Study and Lessons for Developing Knowledge Infrastructure and Networks in Africa
  • Developing Knowledge Infrastructure and Networks for Sustainable Development
  • Assessing International S&T Co-operation for Sustainable Development: Towards Evidence-based Policy
  • Assessing International Science and Technology Co-operation for Sustainable Development: "Art of the State"
  • SESSION ON WATER
  • Session on Energy.
Science and Technology is a key driver of economic growth, and it may also help provide answers for managing resources and reducing pollution, addressing climate change and preserving biodiversity, as well as reducing disease and safeguarding health and well-being, while maintaining the general quality of life. This publication provides the proceedings of an international workshop, held in South Africa, intended to address how international co-operation in science and technology can further the three inter-related aspects (economic, social and environmental) of the development process. The workshop focused on good practices in international S&T partnerships, specifically in the areas of water and energy.
Education Library (Cubberley)
Journal/Periodical
v. ; 21 cm.
Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
vii, 239 pages : illustration ; 21 cm
  • Methodism and educational challenges
  • Philosophy of Nigerian education
  • Educational code and ordinances
  • Development of Western education in Nigeria
  • The rise of university education
  • The spread of Western education to Nigeria
  • Some education edicts and reforms
  • Some major educational commissions
  • Trade unionism
  • Return of voluntary schools.
Education Library (Cubberley)
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vi, 267 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Education Library (Cubberley)
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vii, 130 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Investment choices for South African Education was conceived between 2003 and 2007, the heady days of high economic growth in South Africa. However, since 2008, new trends have been set in motion by the global economic slowdown. The threat of slower growth compounded by the brake that South Africa's earlier under-investment in infrastructure placed on development are likely to make investment choices in education and skills development that much more complex. This presents a conundrum to South African policy-makers: neglect education, the foundation of a highly-skilled population, and set in place long-term conditions for broader social and economic failure. Or set in place stronger investment patterns in education, alongside infrastructural investment, and provide for the preconditions of long-term sustainable growth and development. This title is a plea not only for more thought to be given to these questions, but also more investment in education to encourage sustainable development. In a set of thoughtful and well-researched essays and reflections, Investment Choices for South African Education opens the issues for discussion and debate.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781868144853 20160604
Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
vi, 127 p. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
iv, 218 p. : ill., maps ; 30 cm.
Education Library (Cubberley)
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34 p. : col. ill., ports. ; 29 cm.
Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
xix, 451 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.
For the past forty years Anne Taylor has studied how schools, classrooms, playgrounds, homes, museums, and parks affect children and how they learn. As a result, she has developed a holistic, sustainable philosophy of learning environment design. She argues persuasively that architects must integrate their design knowledge with an understanding of the developmental needs of learners, while at the same time educators, parents, and students must broaden their awareness of the built, natural, and cultural environment to maximize the learning experience. In other words, schools and other environments can themselves become 'three-dimensional textbooks.' When architects are cognizant of newer models of education and educators view the environment as more than a box in which to teach prescribed lessons, the result is an informed architecture that enables children to discover the power of their own learning.The book presents numerous examples of dynamic designs that are the result of interdisciplinary understanding of place. Taylor includes designer perspectives, forums derived from commentary by outside contributors involved in school planning, and a wealth of photographs of thoughtful and effective solutions to create learning environments from comprehensive design criteria.Because the concept of 'school' is enlarged to a community campus, the book also spawns a new model of teaching and learning. This book is essential reading for educators, architects, and community members who are anxious to transform education in America and elsewhere.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780826334077 20160528
Education Library (Cubberley)
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xvi, 267 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Case studies from the University of New Hampshire represent all of the dimensions of sustainability in campus life and show how to advance them. University communities have the potential to serve as models in the development and application of sustainability principles and practices, not only by what they teach and study but also by how they operate facilities and engage with off-campus partners. With the oldest endowed campus-wide sustainability program in the country, established in 1997, the University of New Hampshire has become a leader in advancing integrated approaches to developing a campus culture of sustainability. The UNH experience in pursuing a sustainable learning community provides a unique window into the process of developing this new and integrated approach to teaching, learning, research, engagement, and operations that will be valuable to other institutions as they develop efforts to enhance the quality of campus life while reducing their environmental footprints. This book presents all of the dimensions of sustainability in campus life and offers the story of how one university has combined frugality and creativity to make significant progress in integrating sustainability across all aspects of the university's mission. The organization of the book along four functional domains (curriculum, operations, research, and engagement - CORE) allows faculty, staff, students, and managers to focus on sections of particular relevance to their roles in the university setting as they relate to biodiversity and ecosystems, climate and energy, culture, and food systems. These core chapters develop standards of best practices and present interesting case studies to humanize the larger effort.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781584657712 20160603
Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
94 p. ; 21 cm.
Education Library (Cubberley)

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