Challenges for Implementation of Education for Sustainable Development in Higher Education Institutions

Authored by: Ian Thomas

Routledge Handbook of Higher Education for Sustainable Development

Print publication date:  October  2015
Online publication date:  October  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415727303
eBook ISBN: 9781315852249
Adobe ISBN: 9781317918110


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As Wals et al. (Chapter 2 in this Handbook) and Michelsen (Chapter 3 in this Handbook) indicate, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) has been a maturing field of practice, research and theory over almost three decades. After this time we could expect to see evidence of Higher Education Institutions (HEI) embracing ESD, and their curricular developing relevant competencies in graduates. Yet in HEIs we see few examples of where ESD has been integrated.

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