Education for Sustainability: A Moral Framework

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    Charron, Rémi J.
  • Issues of sustainability are germane to Canada and the US, including their educational institutions. The following thesis considers the task of how to achieve greater sustainability in education and eventually the broader society through major educational reform. In order to deliberate on this task, a specific interpretation of sustainability is put forward. Furthermore, this interpretation forms the basis of an “educational framework for sustainability.” The thesis argues any plan for education geared towards sustainability must be better represented by anti-capitalist/oppression content as well as content essential to environmental sustainability. It also argues that learning outcomes focusing on sustainability must be taught from a moral perspective in order to facilitate the creation of a post-liberal “hegemony of sustainability,” and outcomes that focus on sustainability should be incorporated into current educational frameworks in such a way that they strengthen (rather than undermine) important liberal principles, such as equal opportunity.

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    Master of Education
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