SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FROM HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS’ PERSPECTIVE

Tamara Vukić

DOI Number
https://doi.org/10.22190/FUPSPH1903131V
First page
131
Last page
148

Abstract


The goal of education for sustainable development, that is, the development of awareness and responsibility towards the environment, the adoption of values and principles such as justice, equality, peace, democracy, and encouraging students to change their personal lifestyle and adhere to the principles of sustainable development in their daily behavior cannot be achieved only through the education “about” sustainable development – there is a need for the education “for” sustainable development, whose main carriers are the teachers of the modern school. Given that the teachers are the role models, the source of information and knowledge, educators, that is, someone who is in direct contact with the students, i.e. present generations, whose attitudes and behavior should be shaped in accordance with the sustainable development, it is of great importance to explore their attitudes towards sustainable development and education for sustainable development. Accordingly, the research is focused on the sustainable development from the high school teachers’ perspective, with the aim of finding out whether the teachers are familiar with the concept of sustainable development, whether their daily behavior is sustainable, how they perceive the education for sustainable development, the position of sustainable development within the educational system, and their personal competence for working in this area.


Keywords

sustainable development, education, high school, teachers

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