Higher Education and the Challenge of Sustainability: Problematics, Promise, and Practice

International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

ISSN: 1467-6370

Article publication date: 1 December 2004

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(2004), "Higher Education and the Challenge of Sustainability: Problematics, Promise, and Practice", International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol. 5 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijshe.2004.24905dae.008

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Higher Education and the Challenge of Sustainability: Problematics, Promise, and Practice

Higher Education and the Challenge of Sustainability: Problematics, Promise, and Practice

Edited by Prof. Peter Blaze Corcoran (USA) and Arjen E.J. Wals (The Netherlands)Kluwer Academic Publisherswww.wkap.nl/prod/b/1-4020-2026-0

Sustainability challenges universities around the world to rethink their missions and to re-structure their courses, research programs, and the way life on campus is organised. Graduates are increasingly exposed to notions of sustainability, which are emotionally, politically, ethically, and scientifically charged. They must be able to deal with conflicting norms and values, uncertain outcomes and futures, and a changing knowledge base. At the same time they will need to be able to contextualise knowledge in an increasingly globalised society.

This book provides a variety of valuable theoretical and practical resources for students, teachers, researchers, and administrators who seek to integrate sustainability in higher education. Sustainability is not only explored as both an outcome and a process of learning, but also as a catalyst for educational change and institutional innovation. The book raises the various problematics related to this inchoate field and provides an intellectual history and critical assessment of the prospects for institutionalizing sustainability in higher education.

There is an on-line resource section hosted by the Dutch Foundation for Sustainability in Higher Education (DHO): www.dho.nl/SHE-resources