Schooling for Sustainable Development

Schooling for Sustainable Development Across the Pacific

Editors: Chi-Kin Lee, John, Efird, Rob (Eds.)

  • Presents an overview of Environmental education (EE) and education for sustainable development (ESD) in the Asia-Pacific Region
  • Presents different approaches to and levels of the formal and non-formal EE/ESD initiatives
  • Includes examples on established EE/ESD practices in selected Asia-Pacific areas
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About this book

Environmental education (EE) and education for sustainable development (ESD) are asserting their growing role in curricula around the world, yet how deeply embedded are they in the learning systems of the Pacific nations? Building on an earlier analysis in China and Taiwan, this volume expands its purview to examine the quality and extent of environmental and sustainable development education in a number of countries in the Asia-Pacific region, including China itself, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and Indonesia. As well as offering detailed national analyses provided by Asian-Pacific academics and professionals, this work includes examples in the US and Canada and an introduction that assesses the contrasting challenges and positive commonalities among diverse education systems.

The chapters reflect leading-edge practice, innovation, and depth of experience and at the same time as detailing locally relevant and culturally appropriate strategies they also provide clear models and strategies for expanding the application and influence of education for sustainable development elsewhere. In doing so, they mirror the global nature of environmental issues as well as the local nature of the solutions.

About the authors

John Chi-Kin Lee is Vice President (Academic) and Chair Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. He also serves as the Changjiang Chair Professor and Director of Asia-Pacific Institute of Curriculum and Teaching Studies (APICTS) at Southwest University, China. His research interests include geographical and environmental education, curriculum studies, teacher education and school improvement. His edited volumes include (with Michael Williams) Environmental and Geographical Education for Sustainability: Cultural Contexts (Nova Science: New York, 2006) and (with Michael Williams) Schooling for Sustainable Development: Chinese Experience with Younger Children (Springer: The Netherlands, 2009). He is the author, co-author and co-editor of more than twenty books, including the edited books Research on Education for Sustainable Development in Cross-Straits, Hong Kong and Macao (Guangzhou Education Press: Guangzhou, China, 2011) and (with Huang Yu and William H.T. Ma) Design and Implementation of School-based Environmental Education: Towards sustainable development (People’s Education Press: Beijing, 2010).

Rob Efird is the Chair of the Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Social Work and Associate Professor of Anthropology and Asian Studies at Seattle University. His fieldwork research and peer-reviewed publications focus on the areas of Chinese environmental education and contemporary Sino-Japanese relations.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: Schooling and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Across the Pacific

    Lee, John Chi-Kin (et al.)

    Pages 3-36

  • It’s Not That Simple Anymore: Engaging the Politics of Culture and Identity Within Environmental Education/Education for Sustainable Development (EE/ESD)

    Hart, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 37-57

  • Researching Teachers’ Thinking About Education for Sustainable Development

    Fien, John (et al.)

    Pages 59-78

  • Excellence in Environmental Education for Elementary and Secondary Schools in the United States

    Simmons, Bora

    Pages 79-98

  • Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Chinese Schools: Rural-Urban Difference and Regional Variation in East and West China

    Duan, Yushan (et al.)

    Pages 101-123

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8866-3
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8865-6
  • 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: November 10, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0600-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Schooling for Sustainable Development Across the Pacific
Editors
  • John Chi-Kin Lee
  • Rob Efird
Series Title
Schooling for Sustainable Development
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8866-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8866-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8865-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0600-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 300
Number of Illustrations and Tables
20 b/w illustrations
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