Empowering Individuals for the Future
Technology and Vocational Education for Sustainable Development
by Margarita Pavlova, Griffith Institute for Educational Research, Nathan, Australia
The ways education for sustainable development can be addressed in teaching and learning are among the most urgent challenges for modern educational theory and practice. The book “Technology and Vocational Education for Sustainable Development: Empowering Individuals for the Future”, the 10th volume of the UNEVOC book series “Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects”, explores the unique contribution technology and vocational education can provide to meet these urgent needs.
Part 1 of the book examines various concepts from different areas of knowledge that are used to develop a comprehensive understanding of the ways sustainable development, education for sustainable development, and empowerment are related and can be conceptualised. Practical strategies are suggested, and a model for pre-service teacher training programs is developed.
Part 2 explores how general issues are reflected in local norms, values and behaviours within the Russian context. This case study illustrates the importance of understanding the political and sociocultural context of a country in order to develop empowerment strategies that work for that particular society as they reflect specific local histories, values and traditions.
Chapter 1. Technology education as an effective way of providing vocational education within secondary schooling
Chapter 2. Conceptualising values in technology education and formulating bases for empowerment strategies
Chapter 3. Sustainable development and education
Chapter 4. Technology education and ESD
Chapter 5. Curriculum development for ESD through technology and vocational education
Chapter 6. Teachers’ capacity building case study - Russia
Chapter 7. Modernisation of Russian education
Chapter 8. Sustainable Development, the Russian way
Chapter 9. Education for sustainable development in Russia
Published by: Springer Science+Business Media
Year of publication: 2009
Number of pages: 195
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