The Challenge of Sustainability: Linking politics, education and learning


The Challenge of Sustainability:

Linking politics, education and learning

This new book by Hugh Atkinson and Ros Wade explores the links between politics, learning and sustainability and how best to embed a commitment to sustainability in all learning.

In a recent blog the authors state that ’politicians, concerned about winning elections, appear reluctant to promote awareness raising of the major global and local challenges among the general public in any meaningful way…”  See Climate change: The rallying call for political bravery, increased democracy and ‘sustain-ablity’-as-standard in education

Copies of the book can be purchased at a 20% discounted price from Policy Press This is an expensive book even with an initial 20% discount. Its one to order from your local library.

Note. Ros Wade has posted details up on Croydon Town Transition facebook. Given the draft curriculum ideas being considered by the Cabinet on 16 December to be followed by consultation, it would be worth considering organising a discussion meeting on the ideas in the book and make comments on the Council draft. See blog story below for details.


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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One Response to The Challenge of Sustainability: Linking politics, education and learning

  1. Pingback: Croydon Education Question Time 24 May | History & Social Action News and Events

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