Special Issue "Adult and Community Education for Sustainability"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2017)
Many strategies for advancing the sustainability transition have been proposed, including natural resource conservation, human-centred development, more participatory democracy, cultural and spiritual renewal and reducing inequality. Together, not in isolation, these can contribute to “The Future We Want”. However, achieving any and all these aspects of sustainability depends upon learning and capacity building. Progress has been made in building the groundwork for this has been achieved during the 2015–2014 UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. However, the education of children and the greening of vocational and university education have been to the forefront in this with insufficient attention to adult and community education for sustainability.
This does not mean that practitioners and scholars have not been engaged in facilitating learning based approaches to social change in arenas outside of formal education. However, the literature on their work is dispersed across the many fields in which they operate such as social work, adult education, community development, geography, social change, urban and regional studies and so on. The aim of this Special Issue of Sustainability is to bring together a representative range of innovative practice in adult and community education for sustainability as the basis for, first, analysing common themes, underlying philosophies, approaches and issues and, second, proposing a framework for advancing the theory and practice of the field.
Prof. John Fien
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Education for sustainability
- Adult education
- Community education
- Social learning
- Non-formal and informal learning
- Action learning
- Learning through participation
- Learning and social capital