Education for Sustainability is a component of Encyclopedia of Human Resources Policy, Development and Management in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.
The Theme on Education for Sustainability provides the essential aspects and a myriad of issues of great relevance connection between education and more sustainable futures and embraces a reality that all need to know. It demands a much broader interpretation of education--a holistic perspective that accommodates new and challenging ideas. Such education is imperative in creating the knowledge, wisdom and vision needed for the transition to a more sustainable world. In helping to design this sustainable future, education for sustainability implements a vital systemic perspective that will allow for a complex interdependence of all life forms and Earth. This volume is aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students, Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers and NGOs.
Robert V. Farrell holds a Ph.D. in Education and Latin American Studies from the Graduate Faculties of Columbia University, USA, and is a founding faculty member of Florida International University (FIU), USA. He currently teaches undergraduate and graduate social foundations of education courses in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the College of Education at FIU. He has been chair of several departments and a division during his tenure in the College of Education and has directed several international and domestic programs. He has published in the Journal of Teacher Education, Contemporary Education, and the Negro Educational Review, among others, and has several chapters in edited books. In recent years, his research has been influenced by his graduate work towards a Masters Degree in the field of Environmental Studies. His recent book, What Teachers Need to Know About Their Environment but are Seldom Told (2000) is a result of this new area of interest.
George Papagiannis holds a Ph.D. in International Development Education Studies (Stanford, USA, 1976). Currently, he is the Chair of the International/Intercultural Development Education Program, College of Education, Florida State University, USA. He has published in Review of Educational Research, Comparative Education Review, Comparative Education, Educational Policy, Prospects, and other journals; has co-authored a book, Nonformal Education and National Development: A Critical Assessment of Educational Policy, Research and Practice; has numerous chapters in edited books; and has served as an international consultant to the Ford Foundation, the Aga Khan Foundation, UNDP, USAID, World Education, the World Bank, the Royal Thai Ministry of Education, and various US education organizations