Schooling for Sustainable Development

Schooling for Sustainable Development in Europe

Concepts, Policies and Educational Experiences at the End of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development

Editors: Jucker, Rolf, Mathar, Reiner (Eds.)

  • Examines the implementation of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) programs in schools across Europe
  • Features case studies from individual countries and regions throughout Europe
  • Helps readers gain valuable insights into how to help students develop the knowledge, skills and values needed to shape a sustainable future
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About this book

This book examines the implementation of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) programs in schools across Europe. It describes and analyzes how individual countries and the region as a whole have established teaching and learning methods to help students develop the competencies needed to be part of a sustainable society.

Featuring chapters written by experts throughout Europe, the book first provides a general overview of ESD in various contexts, including the state-of-the-art of ESD theory and conceptual development; political and social analysis; the various concepts of ESD competencies; and teacher training. Next, the book details how ESD has been implemented in different European countries and regions, including: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Catalonia, Hungary, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Flanders, France, Cyprus, UK and the Netherlands.

In recognition of education as a motor of change, the United Nations General Assembly declared a Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014), calling for the integration of sustainable development into all aspects of education and learning. Inside this book, readers will find details on what has been done, as well as assessments of what more could be done, across Europe. It will help readers gain valuable insights into how to help students develop the knowledge, skills and values needed to shape a sustainable future.

About the authors

Rolf Jucker is currently teamleader at Kaospilots Switzerland and a coach and consultant in organisational learning processes towards sustainability. Until the end of 2013 he ran the department of conceptual ESD development at the Swiss Foundation for ESD, éducation21. From 2008–2012 he was director of the Swiss Foundation for Environmental Education, an independent body tasked with the mainstreaming of Environmental Education and ESD in the Swiss school system. Having gained an MSc in Education for Sustainability, he has worked extensively as an international ESD advisor and has widely published on the subject, amongst others Our Common Illiteracy. Education as if the Earth and People mattered (2002).

Reiner Mathar is currently heading the coordination of ESD in the state of Hessen (Germany), is German representative of the KMK (Standing Conference of Ministers of Education in Germany) at the Steering Committee of UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) and Member of the National Round Table for the UN-Decade on ESD in Germany. Since 1997 he has been involved in all nation-wide programmes on ESD in Germany, in particular in the process of developing the concept of "Gestaltungskompetenz", which is the leading concept of ESD in Germany. In the field of ESD with a focus on global development, he is one of the editors of the national curriculum framework. In 2010 he was co-opted as an expert on ESD onto the international ESD-EXPERT-net (India, Germany, Mexico and South-Africa).

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction: From a Single Project to a Systemic Approach to Sustainability—An Overview of Developments in Europe

    Jucker, Rolf (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • A Whole School Approach to Sustainable Development: Elements of Education for Sustainable Development and Students’ Competencies for Sustainable Development

    Mathar, Reiner

    Pages 15-30

  • Quality Criteria for ESD Schools: Engaging Whole Schools in Education for Sustainable Development

    Breiting, Søren (et al.)

    Pages 31-46

  • Education for Sustainable Development (ESD): A Critical Review of Concept, Potential and Risk

    Scott, William

    Pages 47-70

  • Perspectives on ESD from a European Member of UNESCO’s High-Level Panel, with Particular Reference to Sweden

    Lindberg, Carl

    Pages 71-86

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-09549-3
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-09548-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 28, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38113-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Schooling for Sustainable Development in Europe
Book Subtitle
Concepts, Policies and Educational Experiences at the End of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development
Editors
  • Rolf Jucker
  • Reiner Mathar
Series Title
Schooling for Sustainable Development
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-09549-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-09549-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-09548-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38113-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 380
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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