The book deals with the issue of sustainability as a whole and to its application in the context of higher agricultural education in particular. It contains a wide range of international experiences on the subject, deriving from case studies, projects and research performed in Europe, North America and Oceania. This publication provides a key contribution to the debate on sustainability at university level and on how it is applied to agriculture and rural development.
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2000. 329 pp., num. fig. and tab.
Contents: W. van den Bor/P. Holen/A.E.J. Wals: Introducing sustainability in higher education: a concept in progress – J.
Bryden/M. Shucksmith: The concept of sustainability in relation to agriculture and rural development in the European Union
– N. Röling: Sustainability as an outcome of human interaction: Implications for curricula in higher agricultural education
in industrialised countries – S. O' Reilly: The role of development ethics and ‘the right to food’ in the analysis of sustainability
– A. Dreyfus/A.E.J. Wals: Anchor points for integrating sustainability in higher agricultural education – T. Shallcross/J.
Robinson: A deep green ethical activity? Educating for sustainability in teacher education in the UK – A. Koutsouris: Curricular
debates vis a vis sustainability – C. Francis/J. Helenius/G. Lieblein/J. Porter/H. Olsen/L. Salomonsson: Conceptual foundation
for innovative education in agroecology – J. Helenius: Sustainability in agroecology – E. Goewie: Sustainability in agronomy
education – M. Adomßent: Signs, traces and integration of the sustainability concept in higher agricultural education in Germany
– W. L. Filho: Recognising and addressing misconceptions on the concept of sustainability at university level – J. Shute/T.
Michaels: Sustainable agricultural curricula: between evolution and revolution – M. Slavík/I. Miller: Sustainable agriculture
and rural development in the teaching process in agricultural education: a case study from the Czech Republic – E. Sfakiotakis/S.
Sakellariadis: A pilot training programme on sustainability for higher agricultural education in Northern Greece – S. Benn:
Progress towards education for sustainability at USNW – L. Grant/K. Walker: Sustainability at the University of Technology,
Sydney - a holistic approach – A. Schutte/F. Dröge: Integrating sustainability at the Van Hall Instituut – M. Bras-Klapwijk/A.
de Haan/K. Mulder: Training of lecturers to integrate sustainability in the engineering curricula – R. Bawden: The cautionary
tale of the Hawkesbury Experience: a case study of reform in agricultural education – W. van den Bor/P. Holen/A.E.J. Wals:
Sustainability in higher (agricultural) education: a synthesis.