Sustainability Education

Theory and Practice

Authored by: Sarah Holdswoth , Ian Thomas , Kathryn Hegarty

International Handbook of Research on Environmental Education

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  May  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415892384
eBook ISBN: 9780203813331
Adobe ISBN: 9781136699313

10.4324/9780203813331.ch33

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Abstract

Western society today is shaped by the social and political constructs of a neo-liberal capitalistic society where the wealth of nations and the optimal play of market forces dominate social and political agendas (Gough & Stables, 2008; UNEP 2002a). A dramatic change in our mindset and behaviors is required if this is to change, and education is one tool that shapes and informs how we think and act.

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