Schooling for Sustainable Development

Schooling for Sustainable Development in South America

Policies, Actions and Educational Experiences

Editors: de Amorim Soares, Maria Lucia, Petarnella, Leandro (Eds.)

  • Expert authorship from several South American countries
  • Includes authoritative presentations by directors of influential recent projects
  • Balances case study details and more general national and regional discussions
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This book supplies both empirical evidence and scholarly analysis that exemplify successful innovation in South America in the field of sustainability education. Examining the issues from a three-fold perspective, of national policy, regional planning and grassroots projects in schools and communities, the volume offers a comprehensive overview of the contemporary situation in Brazil, Chile, Bolivia, Argentina and Venezuela. It provides case studies as detailed illustrations of the recipe for success as well as to inform researchers and practitioners of the kinds of obstacles and challenges they might face in seeking to manifest sustainability.

 

A good deal of the research and scholarly studies in the field of education for sustainability and sustainable development is underpinned by ‘Western’ norms and culture. This book draws on that literature, yet also teases out features in the case studies that are particular to the region. South America itself encompasses a rich variety of natural and cultural environments—within individual nations as much as continent-wide. This diversity is a recurring theme in the book.

 

The volume’s three sections provide first a general survey, enriched with material from studies conducted in a number of different polities. The second section covers developments in Brazil, South America’s largest nation and one that exhibits many of the features of education for sustainability found across the continent. Part three sets out and explores future trends. As with other books in the Schooling for Sustainable Development series, this volume will add impetus to scholarly exchange as well as contributing insights on education policy and curriculum changes across South American communities that exist in an increasingly globalized world.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Schooling for Sustainable Development: Autonomy, Citizenship and Social Justice in South America

    Lucia de Amorim Soares, Maria (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • Sustainability and Educational Actions

    Boschetti, Vânia Regina

    Pages 19-31

  • Schooling for Sustainable Development in Chile

    Palacios, Fabián Araya

    Pages 33-52

  • Education and Sustainability: Figurations and the Ethics of Care – Bolivian Experience

    Alves, Ubiratan Silva (et al.)

    Pages 53-69

  • Geography and Sustainable Development in Teaching and Education in Argentina

    Polimeni, Cláudia Marcela

    Pages 71-85

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3738-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Schooling for Sustainable Development in South America
Book Subtitle
Policies, Actions and Educational Experiences
Editors
  • Maria Lucia de Amorim Soares
  • Leandro Petarnella
Series Title
Schooling for Sustainable Development
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1754-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1754-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1753-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3738-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 236
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