Education and Sustainability: Paradigms, Policies and Practices in Asia

Michelle Y. Merrill, Patricia Burkhardt-Holm, Chew-Hung Chang, Md Saidul Islam, Youngho Chang
Routledge, 13.09.2017 - 302 Seiten

This book provides an introduction to the state of sustainability education in Asia. It covers national policies, institutional policies and practices within Asian universities, sustainability considerations for teacher training at schools of education, and pedagogical practices for sustainability in higher education. With contributors from universities and NGOs in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Cambodia, India, China and South Korea, this volume brings together the best papers from a series of successful international conferences on post-secondary education for sustainability in Asia.

The book is organized into five parts:

• Part I focuses on paradigms for sustainability education

• Part II looks at sustainability education contexts, strategies and outcomes at the national level

• Part III gives examples of sustainability programs and strategies adopted at specific universities

• Part IV highlights sustainability education research from schools of education

• Part V explores specific examples of post-secondary educational practices in sustainability


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List of figures
Education for Sustainability in Asian contexts
concepts histories and paradigms
Sustainability in Malaysian Research Universities curricula
Sustainability in Cambodias higher education system
Sustainability aspects of the education system in India
Sustainability education in Korea
Sustainability policy and practices in Thai higher education
Indonesian student participation in Green Action Projects
Education for sustainable development in the Faculty
Inquiring into Hong Kong undergraduate students
A case study of the sustainable landscape architectural

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Über den Autor (2017)

Michelle Y. Merrill is an independent researcher and consultant, and a member of the Advisory Board of the National Ecology and Environment Foundation (India,

Patricia Burkhardt-Holm is Professor in the Faculty of Science, associated with the Department of Environmental Sciences, and heads the interdisciplinary research group Man-Society-Environment at the University of Basel, Switzerland.

Chew-Hung Chang is Associate Dean, Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning; and Associate Professor, Humanities and Social Studies Education Academic Group, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Md Saidul Islam is Associate Professor of Sociology and Coordinator of the Environment and Sustainability Research Cluster, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Youngho Chang is Assistant Professor of Economics, Coordinator of the Environment and Sustainability Research Cluster, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

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