Teacher Education and ESD in the United States: The Vision, Challenges, and Implementation

  • Victor Nolet
Part of the Schooling for Sustainable Development book series (SSDE, volume 4)


Education for sustainable development (ESD) is not yet a prominent feature of teacher education in the United States. However, in a growing number of programs, teacher educators have begun addressing ESD in the preservice and advanced professional development of teachers. This chapter investigates the larger context and challenges associated with reorienting teacher education to address sustainable development. The chapter also discusses key considerations that likely will need to be addressed to reorient teacher-education programs in the United States to address sustainable development.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Woodring College of EducationWestern Washington UniversityWashingtonUSA

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