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Education for sustainable living: exploring the landscape of one urban high school’s sustainability practices and values

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dc.contributor.supervisor Pozzer, Lilian (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning) en_US
dc.contributor.author Eckton, Heather Murphy
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-14T16:37:38Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-14T16:37:38Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/31070
dc.description.abstract Education for Sustainable Living (ESL) requires a whole-system pedagogical shift that changes the discourse from a positivistic worldview into one founded on ecological principles. The emerging environmental and sociopolitical challenges of the 21st century are complex, and schools present an important platform embracing sustainable changes. This participatory action research surveyed staff attitudes and student values from one Manitoban urban high school, to better understand the school culture of sustainability. In addition, a school wide Equity Conference was profiled for contributions to ESL through student exit slips; and a focus group with teachers where survey data was discussed also became part of the data corpus. The intent of this research was to understand on a deeper level how sustainability projects and initiatives are related to a culture of sustainability school wide. From these findings, recommendations to improve a whole-school approach to sustainability are provided. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Educating for sustainable living en_US
dc.subject Transformational school-wide change en_US
dc.subject Participatory action research en_US
dc.title Education for sustainable living: exploring the landscape of one urban high school’s sustainability practices and values en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Curriculum, Teaching and Learning en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Babiuk, Gary (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning) Mizzi, Robert (Educational Administration, Foundations & Psychology) Wiens, John (Educational Administration, Foundations & Psychology) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Education (M.Ed.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2016 en_US


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