This book challenges universities to rethink their missions and to re-structure courses, research programs, and campus life in terms of sustainability. The author offers valuable theoretical and practical resources for students, teachers, researchers, and administrators who seek sustainability in higher education. Sustainability is explored as an outcome and a process of learning, and also as a catalyst for educational change and institutional innovation.
Foreword by Richard M. Clugston Preface Acknowledgements Part One: Problematics 1 The Problematics of Sustainability in Higher Education: An Introduction; Peter Blaze Corcoran and Arjen E.J. Wals 2. The Evolution of Sustainability Declarations in Higher Education; Tarah Wright 3. Sustainability as Emergence: The Need for Engaged Discourse; Richard Bawden 4 Critical Realism: A Philosophical Framework for Higher Education for Sustainability; John Huckle 5. Higher Education, Sustainability, and the Role of Systemic Learning; Stephen Sterling 6. Assessing Sustainability: Criteria, Tools, and Implications; Michael Shriberg 7. The Problematics of Sustainability in Higher Education: A Synthesis; Peter Blaze Corcoran and Arjen E.J. Wals Part Two: Promise 8. The Promise of Sustainability in Higher Education: An Introduction; Arjen E.J. Wals and Peter Blaze Corcoran 9. Environmental Education for Sustainability: A Force for Change in Higher Education; Daniella Tilbury 10. The Contribution of Environmental Justice to Sustainability in Higher Education; Julian Agyeman and Craig Crouch 11. Learning Our Way to a Sustainable and Desirable World: Ideas Inspired by Arne Naess and Deep Ecology; Harold Glasser 12. The Contribution of Ecofeminist Perspectives to Sustainability in Higher Education; Annette Gough 13. Sustainability and Transformative Educational Vision; Edmund O'Sullivan 14. Teaching Interactive Approaches to Natural Resource Management: A Key Ingredient in the Development of Sustainability in Higher Education; Niels Roeling 15. Living Sustainably through Higher Education: A Whole Systems Design Approach to Organizational Change; James Pittman 16. Disciplinary Explorations of Sustainable Development in Higher Education; Geertje Appel, Irene Dankelman and Kirsten Kuipers 17. The Promise of Sustainability in Higher Education: A Synthesis; Arjen E.J. Wals and Peter BlazeCorcoran Part Three: Practice 18. The Practice of Sustainability in Higher Education: An Introduction; Kim Walker, Arjen E.J. Wals and Peter Blaze Corcoran 19. Education and Sustainable Development in United Kingdom Universities: A Critical Exploration; William Scott and Stephen Gough 20. Lighting Many Fires: South Carolina's Sustainable Universities Initiative; Wynn Calder and Rick Clugston 21. Integrating Education for the Environment and Sustainability into Higher Education at Middlebury College; Nan Jenks-Jay 22. Sustainability in Higher Education through Distance Learning: The Master of Arts in Environmental Education at Nottingham Treat University; Malcolm Plant 23. A Pedagogy of Place: The Environmental Technology Center at Sonoma State University; Rocky Rohwedder 24. Policy Development for Sustainability in Higher Education: The Auditing Instrument for Sustainability in Higher Education; Niko Roorda 25. Curriculum Deliberation amongst Adult Learners in South African Community Contexts at Rhodes University; Heila Lotz-Sisitka 26. Incorporating Sustainability in the Education of Natural Resource Managers Curriculum Innovation at the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University of Denmark; Susanne Leth and Nadarajah Sriskandarajah 27. The Practice of Sustainability in Higher Education: A Synthesis; Arjen E.J. Wals, Kim Walker and Peter Blaze Corcoran Resource Links - Rogier van Mansvelt Afterword - Hans van Ginkel Abut the Editors