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By J. Paulo Davim

Support in better schooling is an rising sector of significant curiosity to professors, researchers and scholars in educational associations. Sustainability in better Education presents discussions at the alternate of data among varied points of sustainability in larger schooling. This booklet contains bankruptcy contributions from authors who've supplied case reviews on numerous components of schooling for sustainability.

  • focus on sustainability
  • present reports in elements comparable with larger education
  • explores numerous academic features from an sustainable standpoint

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A comprehensive survey that provides an overview of competences of sustainability managers in corporate practice was conducted by Willard et al. (2010). S. initiative ACPA (American College Personnel Association), which defines a set of 44 abilities and traits of change agents who engage in creating a sustainable future. Whereas the study of Willard et al. (2010) deals with corporate practice but does not discuss curriculum consequences, the rather comprehensive compilation of ACPA 30 Sustainability in Higher Education r­ efer neither to management and MBA education nor to the real-world requirements of sustainability professionals.

The institutionalization and “mainstreaming” of CSR and sustainability management into business leader education is still poorly developed (Doh & Tashman, 2014; Matten & Moon, 2004). Another stream of literature discusses the question of which pedagogic methods are apt for sustainability and sustainable business courses and programs. , Oprean, Brumar, Canţer, & Bărbat, 2011). , Connell, Remington, & Armstrong, 2012). In addition, research is scarce on how academically qualified sustainability practitioners can acquire the necessary competences (Hesselbarth & Schaltegger, 2014).

Several scholars point out the need to include the development of advanced communication, negotiation, critical analysis, and change management skills into postgraduate studies (Hind, Wilson, & Lenssen, 2009). , Rands, 2009). Although the mandate of sustainability education to contribute to transforming unsustainable structures, processes, and behavioral patterns into sustainable ones is commonly mentioned, the competence profile of a change agent for sustainability is not usually the center of the debate.

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