Building for a Sustainable Future in Our Schools

Brick by Brick

  • Rosemary Papa
  • Anna Saiti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Social Capital and Economics of Sustainability

  3. Globalization: Effects of Human Beings on the Earth

  4. The Role of Education and Sustainability

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 211-215

About this book


This book explores how educators can transform improvements from the dynamic process of teaching into far-reaching, sustainable reforms that can secure a more prosperous future for students and the world they inhabit. It establishes the role of leadership in educational sustainability and highlights methods of creating sustainable educational reforms. The authors emphasize the importance of implementing ethical and moral values in teaching sustainable practices, and discuss the critical relationship between the classroom and the local community and policies protecting planet earth. Furthermore, through the inclusion of research and case studies drawn from countries across the world, this valuable resource demonstrates how transformational leadership practices can contribute to a culture of sustainability in all classrooms, pre-K through university.

Among the topics covered:
- Social Capital Dimensions: Social Justice, Morality, and the Common Good
- Classroom and Community Partners: The Ethics and Morality Inherent in Sustainable Practices
- Developing a Culture for Sustainability in Educational Organisations and in Partnerships, i.e., Across Disciplines and Communities
- Understanding Leadership Practices in a Sustainable School Model: A Case Study from Turkey

Educators, education researchers, and policymakers in education will find Building for a Sustainable Future in Our Schools: Brick by Brick to be a useful tool in understanding the critical role of education in sustainable development encouraging complementary relationships between humans and our earth.


Educational Management Administration Future of Education Leadership in Education Sustainability in Education Reform The Public Service of Education

Editors and affiliations

  • Rosemary Papa
    • 1
  • Anna Saiti
    • 2
  1. 1.Northern Arizona UniversityFlagstaffUSA
  2. 2.Harokopio UniversityAthensGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-12402-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-12403-2
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