Climate change and sustainable development are currently among the hottest topics, globally speaking, and the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-14) has placed them firmly on the educational agenda.
IALEI has therefore decided to pool its unique resources within the field of education for sustainable development in a joint project to explore educational initiatives and experiences in a truly international perspective.
Research teams at each of the ten partner universities have produced reports analysing the state of affairs in their particular country. Based on the national reports, a cross-national analysis detailing global trends and regional differences within the field has been made.
In this issue of Education Alliance Quarterly, you will meet some of the researchers from the project and learn about the global state of the art of education for sustainable development.
Download Education Alliance Quarterly, Vol. 4, September 2009 (pdf)
IALEI is analysing the role that education ought to play in a world struggling with climate change. Professor Jeppe Læssøe talks about the initial findings.
Climate change and sustainability are hot topics in China, but it is hard to find research addressing the outcomes of education for sustainable development, says Associate Professor Yi Jin.
The government of Singapore wants to make Singapore the leading eco-city in Asia. Professor Kim Chuan Goh explains why this might be an achievable goal.
Sustainability has been on the agenda at universities for years, but so far most of the changes have been to the daily operations of university infrastructure, says Dr Dianne Chambers.
Even children in the third grade can learn through education for sustainable development, because ESD develops their ability to address open questions, according to two Danish researchers.
In order to subscribe to Education Alliance Magazine, email: IALEI@ dpu.dk