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Author/s:  Margarita Pavlova
Publisher/s:  Springer
Published:  2009 in Dordrecht, Netherlands
ULC:  UNEVOC Library Catalogue ID 4059

Technology and Vocational Education for Sustainable Development

Empowering Invididuals for the Future

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.

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