Beyond Rhetoric and Buzzword – Policies and Politics: Towards Practical Institutional Involvement in Science and Technology Teacher Education Programmes for Sustainable Development
The United Nation’s 2030 agenda and Global Action Programme (GAP) for implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), have mandated all sectors in the societies, including education, to develop strategies towards actualizing sustainability in all facets of the society, by the year 2030. Education is no doubt a key tool for social change. However, educational institutions in most African nations such as South Africa, need a paradigmatic shift to strike a balance between policies (curricular) and practices, with regards to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The paradigm shift in this regard is described as whole-institution/school approach. Whole institution approaches advocate action-focused ESD. In other words, ESD policies and curriculum makers, formal and non-formal education institutions, need to ‘practice what they preach’.
Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2018
- Date of Conference: 25-28 June, 2018
- DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2018.0102
- Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-90-2
- Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada