Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/19739
Title: Preface
Contributor(s): Taylor, Neil  (author)orcid ; Quinn, Frances  (author)orcid ; Eames, Chris (author)
Publication Date: 2015
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/19739
Abstract: Sustainability, as a concept for actions that will result in a viable future for succeeding generations, is a priority. Political, technological, social and economic changes are needed to effect sustainability and must arise at all levels: intergovernmental, governmental, regional, local and individual. While international political change is vital to supporting sustainability, individuals can respond positively by acting sustainably, so that the combined actions of populations will preserve our futures. Each individual's action adds up to the total effect of humanity on our planet. We are all responsible for our collective actions. Under these conditions, education for sustainability (EfS) must be a major focus. Given that young children will become the next generation of adults, it is vital that they are educated about sustainability issues so they can be critically aware of the problems and take positive action to help preserve their future in a rapidly changing world. While evidence suggests that primary teachers are generally concerned about sustainability issues, an acknowledged lack of understanding of how to teach for sustainability and the perceived constraints emanating from current curriculum priorities commonly inhibit EfS from being developed in many classrooms.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Educating for Sustainability in Primary Schools: Teaching for the Future, p. ix-x
Publisher: Sense Publishers
Place of Publication: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
ISBN: 9789463000468
9789463000444
9789463000451
Field of Research (FOR): 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
130105 Primary Education (excl. Maori)
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
930201 Pedagogy
930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
HERDC Category Description: B2 Chapter in a Book - Other
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