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The sustainable university : progress and prospects

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Routledge studies in sustainable development ; 2 (2013)

Call Number:

Cubb LB3241.4 .G7 S87 2013

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/10093580

Keywords:

Environmental education--Great Britain, Sustainable development--Great Britain, Universities and colleges--Environmental aspects--Great Britain

Abstract:

Summary: "The direction of higher education is at a cross roads against a background of mounting sustainability related issues and uncertainties. This book seeks to inspire positive change in higher education by exploring the rich notion of the sustainable university and illustrating pathways through which its potential can be realised. Based on the experience of leading higher education institutes in the UK, the book outlines progress in the realisation of the concept of the sustainable university appropriate to the socio-economic and ecological conditions facing society and graduates. Written by leading exponents of sustainability and sustainability education, this book brings together examples, insight, reflection and strategies from the experience of ten universities, widely recognised as leaders in developing sustainability in Higher Education. The book thus draws on a wealth of experience to provide reflective critical analysis of barriers, achievements, strategies and potential. It critically reviews the theory and practice involved in developing the sustainable university in a systemic and whole institutional manner, including the role of organisational learning. Whilst remaining mindful of the challenges of the current climate, The Sustainable University maps out new directions and lines of research as well as offering practical advice for researchers, students and professionals in the fields of management, leadership, organisational change, strategy, and curriculum development who wish to take this work further"-- Provided by publisher.; Summary: "The direction of Higher Education is at a cross roads against a background of mounting sustainability related issues and uncertainties. This book seeks to inspire positive change in Higher Education through exploration of the rich notion of the sustainable university. Drawing on a wealth of experience, it provides reflective critical analysis on the potential of the sustainable university concept and offers advice for its implementation to researchers, professionals, students and policy makers"-- Provided by publisher.

Publication Language:

eng