© 2012

Schooling for Sustainable Development:

A Focus on Australia, New Zealand, and the Oceanic Region

  • Margaret Robertson

Part of the Schooling for Sustainable Development book series (SSDE, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Margaret Robertson
    Pages 1-14
  3. Trevor Budge, Andrew Butt
    Pages 141-157
  4. George N. Curry, Gina Koczberski, Joachim Lummani, Sean Ryan, Veronica Bue
    Pages 159-184
  5. Margaret Robertson
    Pages 215-217
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 219-221

About this book


"This book Schooling for Sustainable Development: A Focus on Australia, New Zealand and the Oceanic Region, is the product of passionate interests of teachers, scholars and researchers located in diverse parts of the Australasian region. Working with their colleagues within local contexts they have conducted research and gathered together information for practitioners and students interested in learning more about sustainable lifestyle practices. Some of the work has taken place in remote locations and some has been in within the confines of major cities. The Australasian Region brings together people and cultures that link traditional economies to global networks and lifestyles. Diverse terrain, politics and responses typify the region. Close to Asia there are lingering ties with old European ways and cultural beliefs. The major economies of Australia and New Zealand provide the lead with development practices for lesser economies such as Papua New Guinea, Fiji and the many island nations scattered throughout the South Pacific. This complexity is not easily represented. Key issues relate to land ownership, mobilities within the region and the gradual dissemination of knowledge, skills and wealth. The book will provide both reference material and interesting reading for teachers, researchers and practitioners in interested in community based perspectives on sustainability. We have learnt from each other and hope that others will benefit from our efforts."


Curriculum developments Environmental education curriculum Environmental management Geography Indigenous perspectives Management of change Sustainability education Sustainable lifestyles Urban planning

Editors and affiliations

  • Margaret Robertson
    • 1
  1. 1., Faculty of EducationLa Trobe UniversityMelbourne (Bundoora)Australia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Schooling for Sustainable Development:
  • Book Subtitle A Focus on Australia, New Zealand, and the Oceanic Region
  • Editors Margaret Robertson
  • Series Title Schooling for Sustainable Development
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-007-2881-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-007-9887-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-007-2882-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 222
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Educational Policy and Politics
    Sustainable Development
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