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Book ‘Environmental and Sustainability Education Policy’

SEDwise partners Katrien Van Poeck (Ghent University), Jonas Lysgaard (Aarhus University) and Alan Reid (Monash University) have published the book ‘Environmental and Sustainability Education Policy: International trends, priorities and challenges’. The collection is based on a special issue of Environmental Education Research and surveys and critiques studies of environmental and sustainability education (ESE) policy since the mid-1990s. It draws on a wide range of policy studies and syntheses to provide readers with insights into the international genealogy and priorities of ESE policy. Editors and contributors call for renewed attention to the possibilities for future directions in light of previously published work and innovations in scholarship. They also offer critical commentary on the evolution of research trends, approaches and findings. Including a wide range of examples of ESE policy and policy research, the book draws on studies of educational initiatives and legislation, policy making processes and rhetoric, ideological orthodoxy and critique, curriculum making and educational theory, globalisation and neoliberalism, climate change and environmental worldviews, and much more. In addition, introductory commentary from the editors traces how ESE researchers have dealt with key trends, complexities and issues in the policy-practice-research nexus both conceptually and empirically. Throughout the collection, contributions illustrate how researchers might reimagine and reinvigorate policy research on ESE, including how working with other fields and diverse perspectives, ideas and expertise will aid the cross-fertilisation of a complex terrain of ideas, policy and practice.

Several other SEDwise partners have published chapters in the collection.

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