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Sustainable Development and Learning: Framing the Issues


reviewed by Ali A. Abdi 2004

coverTitle: Sustainable Development and Learning: Framing the Issues
Author(s): William Scott and Stephen Gough
Publisher: Taylor & Francis, London
ISBN: 0415276470 , Pages: 192, Year: 2003
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Discussions and analyses that pertain to the theorizing as well as the possible practice of development, especially international development, have now been in the books for at least 60 years. The conspicuous failure (by-and-large) of the global promise of conventional development, lately complemented by the emerging and expanding foci on sustainable development, has also now been mainstreamed into academic and selective policy platforms for at least the past 30 years. As should be known, though, even the promise of sustainable development, which should have been more environmentally inclusive, seems to have been overwhelmed by its own rhetoric.  Thus development is still far from achieving, except perhaps in select traditional or quasi-traditional communities, its overall objectives. As a result, in the last 10 or so years, we have witnessed new lines of counter-development criticisms that question, not necessarily the sustainability or other prospects of development, but fundamentally the overall possibilities of all development. Hence, the new and, one must admit, powerful theorizing on the malaise of modernity as... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 12, 2004, p. 2301-2304
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11343, Date Accessed: 12/17/2017 1:25:14 AM

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  • Ali Abdi
    University of Alberta
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    ALI A. ABDI is Associate Professor at the University of Alberta in the Department of Educational Policy Studies.
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