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 http://www.policypress.co.uk/display.asp?k=9781447306467. 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.