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Operationalizing sustainability education at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

Operationalizing sustainability education at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to further operationalize sustainability education at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (UHM) through a review of past actions and situate these in the context of Education for Sustainability themes and the UHM mission in the State of Hawai‘i. Design/methodology/approach – This paper describes activities that created the conditions for introducing sustainability projects and curriculum at UHM. Through participant observation in meetings and workshops and the review and analysis of materials related to campus sustainability, the paper compiles information to consider the extent to which these inform current initiatives and the direction of sustainability education at UHM. Findings – This case study is not an exhaustive review of campus activities since UHM has been undergoing administrative restructuring, but it indicates that campus‐wide initiatives are building the critical mass toward fulfilling the objective to become an active participant in higher education for sustainability. Originality/value – The paper provides information on activities to inform readers interested in trends to establish sustainability research and instruction at institutions of higher education. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education Emerald Publishing

Operationalizing sustainability education at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1467-6370
DOI
10.1108/14676370810885871
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to further operationalize sustainability education at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (UHM) through a review of past actions and situate these in the context of Education for Sustainability themes and the UHM mission in the State of Hawai‘i. Design/methodology/approach – This paper describes activities that created the conditions for introducing sustainability projects and curriculum at UHM. Through participant observation in meetings and workshops and the review and analysis of materials related to campus sustainability, the paper compiles information to consider the extent to which these inform current initiatives and the direction of sustainability education at UHM. Findings – This case study is not an exhaustive review of campus activities since UHM has been undergoing administrative restructuring, but it indicates that campus‐wide initiatives are building the critical mass toward fulfilling the objective to become an active participant in higher education for sustainability. Originality/value – The paper provides information on activities to inform readers interested in trends to establish sustainability research and instruction at institutions of higher education.

Journal

International Journal of Sustainability in Higher EducationEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 11, 2008

Keywords: Sustainable development; Education; United States of America

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