Is Education for Sustainable Development the means to bring about inclusive development? Between idealist and alternative positions

Bonal, X. and Fontdevila, C. (2017) Is Education for Sustainable Development the means to bring about inclusive development? Between idealist and alternative positions. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 24, pp. 73-77. (doi: 10.1016/j.cosust.2017.02.002)

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Abstract

‘Adjectival educations’, include a great diversity of proposals within which Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) features prominently. ESD has enjoyed privileged attention from international organizations, in order to move political agendas from a narrow and instrumental understanding to a more holistic conceptualisation of development. However, the project of ESD cannot be easily understood as the means to bring about inclusive development. On the basis of a literature review, this paper inquiries into the tension between idealistic and critical approaches of ESD to highlight how close or how far ESD is from a critical and comprehensive understanding of inclusive development.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fontdevila Puig, Dr Clara
Authors: Bonal, X., and Fontdevila, C.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Journal Name:Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1877-3435
ISSN (Online):1877-3443
Published Online:17 March 2017

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