Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the Context of Transformative Education

Vaughter, Philip and Yamaguchi, Shinobu Yume, "Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the Context of Transformative Education" in Handbook of Education Policy (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2023), 243-n/a.

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  • Author Vaughter, Philip
    Yamaguchi, Shinobu Yume
    Chapter Title Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the Context of Transformative Education
    Book Title Handbook of Education Policy
    Publication Date 2023-04
    Place of Publication Cheltenham
    Publisher Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
    Start page 243
    End page n/a
    Language eng
    Abstract This chapter provides a brief overview of ESD’s theoretical concepts relating to core competencies and objectives of the field, followed by a review and analysis of research on ESD policy in formal school systems around the world, with a focus on primary and secondary education. Particular attention is paid to the role of ministries of education (and equivalent national and sub-national agencies) in drafting ESD policy, local implementation of ESD policy in schools and education programmes, and gaps and challenges that are observed between high level policy formation and local level implementation. Next, ESD policy research within the field of higher education is examined, comparing and contrasting the role of institutional policy setting for ESD in relation to activities within higher education institutions. Finally, research on ESD policy in non-formal education and public awareness initiatives targeting wider public audiences is examined. The paucity of policy studies on this educational level of ESD coupled with the wide target audience that it can and does reach provides some recommendations for next steps – both in terms of policy research and for policy initiatives themselves.
    Keyword Education for sustainable development
    Higher education for sustainable development
    Education for sustainable development policy
    Copyright Holder The Authors
    Copyright Year 2023
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9781800375055
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