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New book to mark the final year of the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development

by | 13th June 2014

Sustainability Frontiers: Critical and Transformative Voices from the Borderlands of Sustainability Education


We are delighted to announce the impending publication of the above-titled book edited by David Selby and Fumiyo Kagawa published to mark the closing year of the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-14).  

Applying a critical lens to the field of Education for Sustainable Development, the fourteen contributions speak from outside the normal confines of sustainability-related education and offer insights, ideas, and proposals for transformative learning, free of the unsustainable ‘business as usual’ assumptions and tenor of much of education for sustainable development. 

Sustainability Frontiers is being published in paperback by Barbara Budrich Publishers.  Additional to David and Fumiyo, Sustainability Frontiers as an organization is represented in the collection of papers by five Associate Members: Leo Elshof (Canada), Steve Garlick (Australia), Gillian Judson (Canada), Kumi Kato (Japan) and Sue McGregor (Canada).  Sustainability Frontiers colleagues are joined by six other leading academics from Asia, Europe, North and South America.

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Table of contents:

Foreword: Toh Swee-Hin

Introduction … Fumiyo Kagawa and David Selby

Chapter 1: Thoughts from a Darkened Corner: Transformative Learning for the Gathering Storm …  David Selby

Chapter 2: Education: A Road to Nowhere or a Path to a More Sustainable Future?  A Southern Perspective … Edgar Gonzalez-Gaudiano and Evodia Silva-Rivera

Chapter 3: Learning for Cultural Transformation: Lessons from Rural India … Michael G. Jackson

Chapter 4: Transdisciplinary Consumer Pedagogy: Insights From A Panoply of Pioneering, Sustainability-related Pedagogies … Sue McGregor

Chapter 5: The Political Dimension of Environmental Education: Edge and Vertigo … Lucie Sauvé

Chapter 6: Environmental Education and Interculturality Towards A Sustainable Future: Some Sources of Inspiration from Latin America … Eloísa Tréllez Solís

Chapter 7: What Development Education Can Bring to the Sustainability Agenda … Stephen McCloskey

Chapter 8: Peace Ways: Peacebuilding Education for a Sustainable Future … Fumiyo Kagawa

Chapter 9: Challenging Climate ‘Inactivism’ and Creating Critical Citizens … Leo Elshof

Chapter 10: Bringing Disaster to the Sustainability Agenda: The Case for Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction with Environmental and Sustainability Education … Fumiyo Kagawa and David Selby

Chapter 11: Re-Imagining Sustainability Education: Emotional and Imaginative Engagement in Learning … Gillian Judson

Chapter 12: Spiritual and Sensory Engagement with the More-than-human: An Ecohumanities Approach to Sustainability Learning … Kumi Kato

Chapter 13: Learning from Wildlife Emotion: A Lacuna in Our Knowledge of Environmental Sustainability … Steve Garlick

Chapter 14: Alter-architects: Alternative Communications about Sustainability Education … Sue McGregor

Endnote: Drawing Threads Together: A Critical and Transformative Agenda for Sustainability Education … David Selby and Fumiyo Kagawa