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Title: Education for Sustainability: Initial teacher education and the primary curriculum
Contributor(s): Kennelly, Julie A (author); Maxwell, Thomas W (author)
Publication Date: 2010
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Abstract: Pre-service teacher education has often been advocated as a solution to what is described as the insufficient representation of Education for Sustainability (EfS) in schools. This study reports on the experiences of six early career primary teachers following their graduation from a teacher education course that made substantial effort to explore the EfS requirements of the main employing authority. The reports of the six suggest that despite their enthusiasm to include EfS in their work they felt constrained in various ways in their efforts to do so. The report of their experiences suggests that pre-service teacher education should include careful and detailed attention to the programming skills that would assist teachers to address EfS as an integrated component of those areas of education already prioritised in the schools.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Source of Publication: Bridging the Gap between Ideas and Doing Research: Proceedings of the 4th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference, p. 140-157
Publisher: University of New England
Place of Publication: Armidale, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
130105 Primary Education (excl Maori)
130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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