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Sustainability 2018, 10(2), 439; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10020439

Sustainability in Teaching: An Evaluation of University Teachers and Students

Sciences for Regional Development Center—Autonomous University of Guerrero, Pino s/n, Col. El Roble, C.P. 39640 Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
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Received: 29 November 2017 / Revised: 30 January 2018 / Accepted: 5 February 2018 / Published: 8 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Education and Approaches)
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Since the 1970s, interest in caring for the environment has gained traction and the environmental education movement has gained momentum. The Talloires Declaration was the first document to incorporate sustainable development into higher education. After that, higher education institutions assumed the social responsibility of training human resources with a sustainable vision. This study aimed to contribute to the design of indicators that could be used to evaluate the efficacy of the sustainability taught at the Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero (Autonomous University of Guerrero) in Mexico. We administered a survey to 63 teachers and 511 students from four academic units in high schools, and undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The answers were analyzed using the F-test and the variable descriptions. For the environmental, social and economic indicators, the satisfaction levels of teachers and students were more positive in graduate and undergraduate programs than in the high school. To determine the efficacy of the teaching function in terms of sustainable education, as well as to fulfill the commitments acquired to achieve sustainability, institutional processes need to be strengthened. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainability; teaching; evaluation; higher education sustainability; teaching; evaluation; higher education
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Brito, R.M.; Rodríguez, C.; Aparicio, J.L. Sustainability in Teaching: An Evaluation of University Teachers and Students. Sustainability 2018, 10, 439.

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