Special Issue "Sustainable Education"

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A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2010)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Stephen Martin
Orchard House, Long Hyde Road, South Littleton, Evesham Worcestershire, WR11 5TH, UK
E-Mail: esm@esmartin.demon.co.uk
Interests: national policy and education for sustainability; professional practice and sustainability; the role of systems thinking in education for sustainability

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Educational institutions and educators throughout the world are grappling with the awesome challenges presented by the sustainable development agenda. Achieving ‘sustainability’ is a wicked problem, as characterized by Rittel and Webber (1973), involving complexity, uncertainty, multiple stakeholders and viewpoints, competing values, lack of end points, and ambiguous terminology. Securing progress in the face of this situation depends on a literate and skilled citizenry, who are prepared to consider how to move from the existing western economic and political world view based on exponential growth and technological innovation, short termism and unlimited consumption to a world system based on environmental and resource limits, longer term planning and reduced consumption. National and international policies since 1980 have emphasized the theoretical role that education can play in both raising awareness about sustainable development as well as giving the skills to put sustainable development into practice. This special issue explores current policy and practice in schools, colleges and universities in developing the attitudes and capabilities of future citizens to practice more equitable social and economic development.

Prof. Dr. Stephen Martin
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • Education for Sustainable Development
  • Sustainability Literacy
  • Learning to Last
  • Active Learning and Sustainability
  • Learning from Sustainability in the workplace and in professional practice

Published Papers (7 papers)

Sustainability 2011, 3(4), 666-677; doi:10.3390/su3040666
Received: 28 February 2011; in revised form: 8 April 2011 / Accepted: 15 April 2011 / Published: 18 April 2011
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Sustainability 2011, 3(1), 51-68; doi:10.3390/su3010051
Received: 3 November 2010; in revised form: 11 December 2010 / Accepted: 15 December 2010 / Published: 24 December 2010
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Sustainability 2010, 2(12), 3792-3811; doi:10.3390/su2123792
Received: 26 October 2010; in revised form: 11 November 2010 / Accepted: 1 December 2010 / Published: 20 December 2010
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Sustainability 2010, 2(12), 3735-3746; doi:10.3390/su2123735
Received: 27 October 2010; in revised form: 26 November 2010 / Accepted: 1 December 2010 / Published: 3 December 2010
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Sustainability 2010, 2(11), 3500-3519; doi:10.3390/su2113500
Received: 10 October 2010; in revised form: 8 November 2010 / Accepted: 10 November 2010 / Published: 17 November 2010
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Sustainability 2010, 2(11), 3465-3478; doi:10.3390/su2113465
Received: 25 October 2010; in revised form: 7 November 2010 / Accepted: 10 November 2010 / Published: 12 November 2010
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Sustainability 2010, 2(9), 2873-2897; doi:10.3390/su2092873
Received: 1 July 2010; in revised form: 28 August 2010 / Accepted: 3 September 2010 / Published: 13 September 2010
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