Post-Sustainability and Environmental Education

Remaking Education for the Future

  • Bob Jickling
  • Stephen Sterling

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Education and the Environment book series (PSEE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Bob Jickling, Stephen Sterling
    Pages 1-11
  3. Remaking Education

  4. Critique and Proposition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Sean Blenkinsop, Marcus Morse
      Pages 49-61
    3. Heila Lotz-Sisitka
      Pages 63-76
  5. Experience and Relation

  6. Education Through Action

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Lucie Sauvé
      Pages 111-124
    3. Edgar J. González-Gaudiano, José Gutiérrez-Pérez
      Pages 125-138
    4. Stephen Sterling, Bob Jickling
      Pages 139-145
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 147-155

About this book


'…raises necessary radical answers to questions emerging from the Community of Life: How can we correct the suicidal path of the neoliberal cultural ethos?' 
-Alfonso Fernández-Herrería and Francisco Miguel Martínez-Rodríguez, University of Granada, Spain.
'… pushes us to consider the future of education.'
- Judy Braus, North American Association for Environmental Education, USA
'…an essential book for those seeking to transgress and disrupt the structures and forces pushing us all towards extinction.'
- Arjen Wals, Wageningen University, the Netherlands, and Gothenburg University, Sweden
'… reaffirms what can be gained when we reconnect our educational practices to our deepest purposes and principles.'
- David Greenwood, Lakehead University, Canada
'…encourages us to develop education models that awaken a more sensitive and caring human spirit, and guide us to look back at the essence of life.'
- Mirian Vilela, University for Peace, Costa Rica

This book provides a critique of over two decades of sustained effort to infuse educational systems with education for sustainable development. Taking to heart the idea that deconstruction is a prelude to reconstruction, this critique leads to discussions about how education can be remade, and respond to the educational imperatives of our time, particularly as they relate to ecological crises and human-nature relationships. It will be of great interest to students and researchers of sociology, education, philosophy and environmental issues.

Bob Jickling is Professor Emeritus at Lakehead University, Canada.

Stephen Sterling is Professor of Sustainability Education at Plymouth University, UK.


sustainable development education for sustainable development sustainability education education for global citizenship stewardship

Editors and affiliations

  • Bob Jickling
    • 1
  • Stephen Sterling
    • 2
  1. 1.Lakehead UniveristyThunder BayCanada
  2. 2.Centre for Sustainable Futures (CSF)University of PlymouthPlymouthUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-51321-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-51322-5
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