Title

Toward a Sustainable Future: The Practice of Science Teacher Education for Sustainability

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2015

Keywords

Science Education, Preservice Teacher, Science Teacher, Teacher Education Program, Teacher Candidate

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16411-3_23

Abstract

Since Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring, which in 1962 exposed the hazards of the pesticide DDT and set the stage for the environmental movement, there has been a legacy of learning and understanding of how human actions influence the environment in a variety of unanticipated ways. “Many consider the book’s release to be the turning point in our understanding of the interconnections among the environment, the economy and social well-being. Since then, many milestones have marked the journey toward sustainable development.” (Sustainability Development [SD] Timeline, 2012, p. 1). Since then other disasters, some more closely linked to human causes than others have reinforced the notions of the fragility of our planet, while other authors and events have given us guidance and hope how to proceed to a more sustainable world. These include:

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Toward a Sustainable Future: The Practice of Science Teacher Education for Sustainability, in S. K. Stratton, R. Hagevik, A. Feldman & M. Bloom (Eds.), Educating Science Teachers for Sustainability, Springer, p. 445-457

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