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Education for Sustainable Development: Papers in Honour of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014)

Edited By: Brian Chalkley, Martin Haigh and David Higgitt


Hardback | Apr 2008 | #173645 | ISBN-13: 9780415460057
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China is poised to gain global importance as a growth engine for the world economy on a par with Europe and the USA. Japanese multinational enterprises are increasingly active in relocating to China their R&D and capital- and knowledge-intensive production for both export-platform and target market reasons. It is at the juncture of the growing impact of China-related activities of Japanese corporations on the transformation of Japanese management philosophies, on the one hand, and the transformation of the Japanese economy more generally, on the other, that this book is situated.

As Japanese corporations re-align activities to increasingly accommodate the growing importance of China as a business location, inter-regional expansion will integrate more deeply the Chinese economy within their global strategies, business structures and decision-taking. By presenting current research and thinking on the significance of corporate Japan's growing engagement with China, the book explores the following immanent questions: What is China's future position in the global corporate activities of Japanese firms? How has China's investment profile changed and how and with what purpose do Japanese firms enforce their Chinese presence? The book sheds light on the implications for European businesses and policy-makers of the consequences of deepening integration of these two economic powerhouses.


JGHE SYMPOSIUM: THE UNITED NATIONS DECADE OF EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, PART 1. Towards the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development: Introduction David Higgitt, Martin Haigh & Brian Chalkley Universities of Singapore,Oxford Brookes and Plymouth)/13. Educating Earth-literate leaders Stephen Martin & Rolf Jucker (Open Universiy and University of Swansea)/19 Greening the University Curriculum: Appraising an International Movement Martin Haigh (Oxford Brookes University)/31 Environmental Education for Sustainable Development in Russia N. S. Kasimov, S. M. Malkhazova & E. P. Romanova (Moscow State University, Russian Federation)/49. An Environmental Education Concept for Galtur, Austria. Angela Michiko Hama, Michael Seitz, Anja Sansone & Johann Stotter( University of Innsbruck, Austria)/51 Sustainability, Systems Thinking and Professional Practice Stephen Martin, James Brannigan & Annie Hall(Open University UK & ESD and CITB Consultancies, York, Kings Lynn, UK) /79-89. Journal of Geography in Higher Education: Volume 30 Number 2 July 2006, pp 235-366 (131pp) JGHE SYMPOSIUM: THE UNITED NATIONS DECADE OF EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, PART 2. Education for Sustainable Development: Continuation Brian Chalklev (Higher education Academyc Subject Centre GEES; University of Plymouth/235. Environmental Research and Education in US Geography Robert S. Bednarz (Texas A&M University, USA)/237 Finding Space for Education for Sustainable Development in the Enterprise Economy David Higgit (University of Singapore)t/251. Cultural Assumptions against Sustainability: An International Survey Barbara Gambini(University of Urbino, Italy)/263 A Due Diligence Report on New Zealand's Educational Contribution to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development David Chapman, Marv Flaws & Richard Le Heron (Massey University, NZ Journal of Geography and University of Auckland, NZ)I/281. Sustainable Development within UK Higher Education: Revealing Tendencies and Tensions William Scott & Stephen Gough (University of Bath, UK)/293 A Centre of Excellence in Education for Sustainable Development Alan Dyer, David Selbv & Brian Chalklev(University of Plymouth)/307. Sustainability Education in Scotland: The Impact of National and International Initiatives on Teacher Education and Outdoor Education. Peter Higgins & Gordon Kirk(University of Edinburgh)/313 Promoting Environmental Education for Sustainable Development: The Value of Links between Higher Education and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Martin Haigh( Oxford Brookes University)/327. The Firm and Shaky Ground of Education for Sustainable Development David Selbv (University of Plymouth)/351-366 Applied Environmental Education and Communication: Volume 4, Number 3,2005, pp 203-287 (84pp) SPECIAL ISSUE ON EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. Introduction: The Role Environmental Education Might Play in the Decade for Education for Sustainable Development Martha C. Monroe and John Fien (University of Florida, USA, RMIT, Australia)/ 203-206. The United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014): Learning to Live Together Sustainably. Bernard P. Y. Combes( UNESCO, Paris)/215. EE and ESD: Two Paradigms, One Crucial Goal. Rosalyn McKeown and Chuck Hopkins(University of Tennessee, USA)/221 Some Systems Thinking Concepts for Environmental Educators during the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. Jaimie P. Cloud( Cloud Institute, New York)/225 .Challenging a "Closing Circle": Alternative Research Agendas for the ESD Decade. Lucie Sauve and Tom Berryman(University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada)/229. Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship-The UK Perspective. Douglas Bourn (Development Education Association, Londson)/233. Curriculum for the Bioregion: Learning to Live Sustainably in Our "Life Places". Jean MacGregor(Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, USA)/239 The Ahmedabad Declaration. Mary Paden (Alexandria, Virginia, USA)/245. Argentina and Education for Sustainable Development Marta Andelman(IUCN, Focal Point, Argentina)/247. The Decade of Education for Sustainable Development: A Perspective from Australia. Josephine R. Lang(RMIT, Australia) /251.Is It Possible to Benefit from the Decade for Education for Sustainable Development? Ziole Zanotto Malhadas (Federal University Parana, Brazil)/257. The Meaning of the DESD for us in Japan: Three Years After Proposing it to the World. Sachi Ninomiya-Lim (Japan)/261.The Eastern Africa Environmental Network and the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. George Malakwen (Kenya)/265. Sustainable Development by Instinct, Challenges,and Opportunities in the Decade. Gary Lim@Khaeril Zach Abdullah((EDUTREE, Selangor, Malaysia)/269. The Decade of Education for Sustainable Development: Challenges and Opportunities in Mexico. Edgar Gonzalez-Gaudiano(Governmnet of Mexico and IUCN)/273. Education for Sustainable Development in New Zealand Barry Law(Christchurch College of Education, N Z)/277. Embarking on the Decade for Sustainable Development: A Swaziland View. Irma Allen(Swaziland)/283-287.

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Brian Chalkley is Director of the Higher Education Academy Subject centre in Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Plymouth, UK. Martin Haigh and David Higgitt are Co-Editors of the Journal of Geography in Higher Education and Professors at Oxford Brookes University, UK and the National University of Singapore, respectively.

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