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Developing Transformational Competencies for Sustainable Development

  • Michael SaffaEmail author
  • Mohamed Jabbie
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69902-8_116-1



According to the Upside-Down Organization (UDO) (n.d.), “transformational education is the development of an intentional, aligned and integrated culture that radiate the beliefs, values and life skills children and youths require to be successful.” It is believed that education of such nature has a philosophical bearing to the concept, because it promotes a thinking approach for adults that leads to successful outcomes for children and youths. Moreover, it provides leaders with a blueprint for recognizing, building, and upholding a transformational culture (UDO n.d.). Education in its entirety is all about transformation. However, such transformation should serve as a springboard for personal growth and development, innovation, and capacity to influence positive and lasting changes in society. Therefore, it should be fine-tuned in a way that inculcate competencies that have transmuting...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.On-Site Supervision Section, Other Financial Institutions Supervision Department (OFISD)Bank of Sierra LeoneFreetownSierra Leone
  2. 2.Balance of Payment Analysis and External Relations Section, Research Department, Bank of Sierra LeoneFreetownSierra Leone

Section editors and affiliations

  • Theam Foo Ng
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  1. 1.Centre for Global Sustainability StudiesUniversiti Sains MalaysiaPenangMalaysia