Special Issue "Sustainability in Education: a Critical Reappraisal of Practice and Purpose"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2013)
Prof. Dr. William Scott (Website)
Department of Education, University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY, UK
Phone: +44 1225 386648
Fax: +44 1225 386113
Interests: learning in sustainable development
The argument that education programmes should focus on the relationship between the quality of the natural environment and humanity’s socio-economic development is at least 50 years old. It is premised on three linked propositions. The first is that humans are increasingly over-taxing the biosphere’s ability to support life. The second is that gross inequalities between people across the world in terms of access to resources and achieving well-being are an affront to human dignity and a source of international and intercultural instability. These have led to the conclusion that different ways of socio-economic development are needed that will enable everyone to live well, and within the Earth’s ability to support us – now and into the future. The third proposition is that education, viewed broadly, is a critical social strategy if these issues are to be successfully addressed, and hence the need for education of all kinds that focuses on sustainability.
This special issue examines this last proposition, and research-based papers are invited which cast a critical eye on the practice and purpose of sustainability-focused education, and its successes and failures, thus far.
Prof. Dr. William Scott
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a 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.
- sustainable development