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Figueroa, Marceline L.
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Institute of Education
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A case study of the adoption of environmental education in a Jamaican teachers college
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Celebrating Achievements in Caribbean Education : Transformation, Diversity and Collaboration. 7th Biennial Conference of the School of Education, University of the West Indies, Mona
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April 15-17, 2004
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Renaissance Grande Hotel, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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Abstract
Report of a case study on the adoption of environmental education for sustainable development in a Jamaican teachers' college. Based on interviews, discussions, document analyses and observations, this paper describes the role of various sectors of the college, and especially the principal, in implementing whole-college change within an institutional context characterized by boundary maintenance. Article analyses some of the changing practices and tensions within the college community; gives some thoughts on resolving tensions identified and considers the implications of the study for promoting environmental education for sustainable development in other teacher education institutions.....
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