Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

School Actions Plans for Sustainable Development

  • Abigail López-Alcarria
  • Alberto Olivares-Vicente
  • María Fátima de Poza-VilchesEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_58


Along this entry, we will present a comprehensive guide to developing school action plans for sustainable development, which could be used by Education Science students and professionals from different education levels to understand the dimensions which should be tackled whenever designing and executing action plans to promote Education of Sustainable Development (ESD).

An action plan is a tool that helps educators to prioritize the most important significant initiatives to achieve a desired set of goals and objectives. It is constituted as a structure to follow when carrying out a project.

The finality of an action plan is to optimize the management of resources, by economizing time and effort and improving performance, towards the consecution of the outlined objectives. Action plans are, as well, of great utility to coordinate and achieve commitment of people, organizations, and governments to get involved and work together within the context of the program where the...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abigail López-Alcarria
    • 1
  • Alberto Olivares-Vicente
    • 2
  • María Fátima de Poza-Vilches
    • 3
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Research Methods in EducationUniversity of GranadaGranadaSpain
  2. 2.University of GranadaGranadaSpain
  3. 3.Educational Methodology Research DepartmentUniversity of GranadaGranadaSpain
  4. 4.Faculty of Science Education Department MIDEUniversity of GranadaGranadaSpain

Section editors and affiliations

  • Mark C. Mifsud
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MaltaMsidaMalta