Is Education for Sustainable Development the means to bring about inclusive development? Between idealist and alternative positions

Xavier Bonal, Clara Fontdevila

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Abstract

© 2017 Elsevier B.V. ‘Adjectival educations’, include a great diversity of proposals within which Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) features prominently. ESD has enjoyed privileged attention from international organizations, in order to move political agendas from a narrow and instrumental understanding to a more holistic conceptualisation of development. However, the project of ESD cannot be easily understood as the means to bring about inclusive development. On the basis of a literature review, this paper inquiries into the tension between idealistic and critical approaches of ESD to highlight how close or how far ESD is from a critical and comprehensive understanding of inclusive development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-77
JournalCurrent Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
Volume24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2017

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