Schooling for Sustainable Development in Africa

  • Heila Lotz-Sisitka
  • Overson Shumba
  • Justin Lupele
  • Di Wilmot

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Orientation to Education for Sustainable Development and Schools in Africa and Education for Sustainable Development Learning Processes

  3. Curriculum Innovations: Teaching, Learning, and Assessment

  4. Integrated Approaches to Education for Sustainable Development in Schools

  5. Teachers and Teacher Education

About this book

Introduction

This book considers the scope and dynamics of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and learning in schools in Africa. It explores the conditions and processes that support such learning, and examines how ESD in schooling can improve the quality and relevance of education. The quality of education has been defined internationally as a key concern for educational institutions around the world, including schools in Africa. The models of quality are often limited to performance-based approaches and/or inclusive approaches. The contributions in this book show that there is more to a discussion on educational quality in Africa than performance success and/or inclusion. The chapters explain how ESD brings a new relevance to education in Africa, and at the same time, sounds the beginning of a new concept of quality education. The volume presents a collection of experiences in creating and supporting quality learning processes through a variety of ESD practices.

Keywords

Education for Sustainable Development Educational Quality ESD Learning Processes Learning as Connection Schooling in Africa

Editors and affiliations

  • Heila Lotz-Sisitka
    • 1
  • Overson Shumba
    • 2
  • Justin Lupele
    • 3
  • Di Wilmot
    • 4
  1. 1.Environmental Learning Resource Centre (ELRC)Education Department, Rhodes UniversityGrahamstownSouth Africa
  2. 2.School of Mathematics and Natural SciencesCopperbelt UniversityKitweZambia
  3. 3.Chief of Party: USAID, Strengthening Educational Performance Up (STEP-UP)LusakaZambia
  4. 4.Faculty of EducationRhodes UniversityGrahamstownSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45989-9
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-45987-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-45989-9
  • About this book