Local Sustainable Development and Educational Challenges
The challenges for local sustainable development faced by higher educational institutions are the difficulties presented to establish partnerships between these institutions and local communities in order to reach an education for sustainable development focused at local level. These difficulties must be analyzed and overcome.
Sustainability is an emerging theme in the contemporary society. Research advances and discoveries on environmental and social impacts caused by human actions became a central point in discussions about the future, economy, and social welfare (Cronemberger de Araújo Góes and Magrini 2016; Fenney Salkeld 2016; Annan-Diab and Molinari 2017; Ciommi et al. 2017; Wang 2017; Hossain et al. 2018).
Given this context, the role developed by higher education institutions is fundamental to train professionals for the new market needs. These professionals must be capable of critical thinking and sustainable consciousness related to environmental and...
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