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New book, Sustainability Frontiers, published!

by | 18th January 2015

Edited by David Selby and Fumiyo Kagawa and published to mark the close of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-14), this book contains some fourteen chapters written by an international cast of scholars interrogating education for sustainable development through critical and transformative lenses while proposing new frames and directions for an education that is more fully responsive to the multiple-crisis syndrome we are facing. The book (295 pages) is published in paperback by by Barbara Budrich Publishers (Germany/UK/USA) at €36.00 (US$52.00; GBP32.95).


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.

Table of contents:

Foreword: Toh Swee-Hin (UNESCO Prize for Peace Education)

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 for 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

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