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Schooling for Sustainable Development in Canada and the United States

  • Rosalyn McKeown
  • Victor Nolet

Part of the Schooling for Sustainable Development book series (SSDE, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Schooling for Sustainable Development in Canada and the United States—An Overview

  3. Teacher Education

  4. School Systems

  5. Reorienting Curriculum to Address Sustainability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Susan Santone
      Pages 153-167
    3. Margaret S. Crocco, Anand R. Marri, Thomas Chandler
      Pages 169-182
    4. Wendy Church, Laura Skelton
      Pages 183-195
  6. Nonformal Education Serving Formal Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Joe E. Heimlich, Vicki Connelly Searles, Allyson Atkins
      Pages 199-210

About this book


Education for sustainable development (ESD) presents an intriguing challenge in developed countries.  The very notion of sustainable development may appear to be at cross-purposes with the social and political aims of large industrial economies.  Yet, arguably, the residents of wealthy countries may be most in need of new ways of thinking and behaving on an increasingly more fragile and crowded planet. This book presents a collection of essays that capture the depth and diversity of education for sustainable development (ESD) work in formal education in Canada and the United States. Many of the authors are pioneers in the field of ESD, not only in their own countries but internationally. In this book, they share their expertise, lessons learned, and insights into the ongoing success of their work. The essays reflect leading edge practice, innovation, and depth of experience and provide clear models and strategies for expanding the application and influence of ESD in wealthy countries. The ESD programs described in the book are relevant and culturally appropriate for the specific locally contexts in which they are found but also in the larger context of ESD writ large as a planetary endeavour.


24/7 residential experiential learning experience Canada and the United States Ecological economics education Education for sustainable development (ESD) Formal education Higher education K-12 educational system Lawrence Barnes Music and Multi-sensory Learning Pre-service teaching School systems Sudbury schools Teacher education Warren Wilson College York University

Editors and affiliations

  • Rosalyn McKeown
    • 1
  • Victor Nolet
    • 2
  1. 1.Oak RidgeUSA
  2. 2.BellinghamUSA

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