Planning for Higher Education Journal

K-12 Sustainability Education: Its Status and Where Higher Education Should Intervene

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From Volume 31 Number 3 | March–May 2003
By Keith A. Wheeler, John M. Byrne
Planning Types: Academic Planning

A growing cadre of progressive K–12 educators believes that sustainability education has a central role in developing in students a sense of responsibility for the future. Leaders within the movement to educate for sustainability see an opportunity in the convergence of the large-scale systemic reform efforts sweeping our nation and the vision and goals of the emerging field of sustainability education. Transformations are appearing in classrooms that have adopted sustainability education as a context for systemic reform efforts, and the results of this are bound to affect the shape of higher education in years to come.

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