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New Book on Sustainability in Higher Education

by | 23rd June 2010

David Selby’s new book, Sustainability Education: Perspectives and Practice Across Higher Education, co-edited with Paula Jones and Stephen Sterling of the Centre for Sustainable Futures, University of Plymouth, has just been published by Earthscan.


The first part of the book provides background on the current status of sustainability within higher education, including chapters on interdisciplinarity, international perspectives and pedagogy.  The second part features 13 chapter case studies from teachers and lecturers in diverse disciplines, describing what has worked and what hasn’t in their classes.  Whilst the book is organized by disciplines, the editors and authors emphasize transferable lessons and interdisciplinarity so that readers can learn from examples outside their own area so they can embed sustainability within their own curricula and teaching.  The UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development Secretariat, UNESCO, writes of the book: ‘We are very happy to commend it as a significant and timely contribution to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development’.