Children and Sustainable Development

Ecological Education in a Globalized World

Editors: Battro, A.M., Léna, P., Sánchez Sorondo, M., von Braun, J. (Eds.)

  • Presents an integrated scientific, pedagogical, social, and spiritual vision of ecological education for children
  • Provides key information on harnessing COP21 guidelines and new sustainable development models to mobilize education for children
  • Helps to map the educational changes needed in today’s school systems and teacher training by exploring case-based experiences from developed and developing countries
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This book addresses the changes in education practices, especially basic education, necessitated by the global challenges of climate change and sustainable development and in a context characterized by increasing poverty and inequality, migration and refugees. 

Written by a range of international scholars, scientists and grassroots practitioners from Africa, Latin America, Asia (India, China, Malaysia) and Europe, the individual contributions focus on education policies and child development in various social contexts. Case-based experiences from both developed and developing countries provide inspiration and shed new light on the fundamental changes needed to adapt existing school systems and teacher training to face the challenges of the future. In this regard, the need to empower children themselves is emphasized.

All contributions are based on a Workshop hosted in November 2015 by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences at the Vatican entitled “Children and Sustainable Development: A Challenge for Education” and follow three other significant events on sustainable development in 2015, namely the publication of Laudato Si’, the Encyclical Letter from Pope Francis, the release of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and the COP21 Conference in Paris. 

 


Table of contents (32 chapters)

  • Educating Children to Bend the Curve: For a Stable Climate, Sustainable Nature and Sustainable Humanity

    Ramanathan, Veerabhadran (et al.)

    Pages 3-16

  • Children as Agents of Change for Sustainable Development

    von Braun, Joachim

    Pages 17-30

  • Notes on Child Labor and Education: A Personal Statement

    Basu, Kaushik

    Pages 31-35

  • Scholas Citizenship

    Jurado, María Paz

    Pages 37-43

  • Learning, Literacy and Sustainable Development: Inclusion, Vulnerability and the SDGs

    Wagner, Daniel A.

    Pages 45-65

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-47130-3
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Hardcover $159.00
price for Brazil
  • ISBN 978-3-319-47129-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Children and Sustainable Development
Book Subtitle
Ecological Education in a Globalized World
Editors
  • Antonio M. Battro
  • Pierre Léna
  • Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo
  • Joachim von Braun
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-47130-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-47130-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-47129-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 433
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 69 illustrations in colour
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