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Protecting the future: The role of school education in sustainable development – an Indian case study


Abstract

This paper explores the potential contribution of education to sustainable development. Drawing on recent evidence it argues that education could play a stronger role – a position reinforced by the new sustainable development goals (SDGs). However, securing this contribution will have to be achieved in an era where educational delivery will be increasingly impacted by climate/environment change. The paper explores the relationship between education and sustainable development through an Indian case study. It covers why education is important; impediments that reduce educational impact, and an innovative programme of environmental education that offers insight on ways forward.

Keywords: EDUCATION, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, INDIA, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

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(2016) “Protecting the future: The role of school education in sustainable development – an Indian case study”, International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning 8(1), 5–19. doi: https://doi.org/10.18546/IJDEGL.8.1.02

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11 Jul 2016
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