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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF EDUCATION: SWEDISH REALITIES AND RUSSIAN POTENTIAL

https://doi.org/10.24057/2071-9388-2011-4-1-86-103

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The goal of this paper is to discuss current problems of education for sustainable development, i.e. a global educational innovation that is actively growing in the new century. In Sweden, which has extensive experience in ecological education, education for sustainable development is considered a national model for the creation of the foundation for SD. In Russia, difficulties exist in defining and achieving SD objectives. It has been demonstrated that cooperation between Russia and Sweden in the field of ESD may prove to be very successful. Such cooperation is based on historical, cultural, and geographical factors. Examples of successful cooperation are joint educational projects aimed at improving the ESD framework and its practical implementation. The results of joint projects between the two countries have been analyzed in the context of mutual interests of Russia and Sweden and new goals for cooperation have been outlines.

About the Authors

Nina Alexeeva

Russian Federation
Associate Professor, Faculty of Geography, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University. Russia, 119991, Moscow, Leninskiye Gori


Nikolay Kasimov

Russian Federation
Dean, Faculty of Geography, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University. Russia, 119991, Moscow, Leninskiye Gori, 1


Yuri Mazurov

Russian Federation
Professor, Faculty of Geography, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University. Russia, 119991, Moscow, Leninskiye Gori, 1


Sven-Erik Österlund

Sweden
Project Manager, Centek, Luleå University of Technology. SE-977 75 Luleå, Sweden


Alla Pakina

Russian Federation
Senior Research Associate, Faculty of Geography, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University. Russia, 119991, Moscow, Leninskiye Gori, 1


Andrius Plepys

Sweden
Assistant Professor, International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics, Lund University. Box 196, Tegnersplatsen 4, S-221 00 Lund, Sweden


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Alexeeva N., Kasimov N., Mazurov Y., Österlund S., Pakina A., Plepys A. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF EDUCATION: SWEDISH REALITIES AND RUSSIAN POTENTIAL. GEOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY. 2011;4(1):86-103. https://doi.org/10.24057/2071-9388-2011-4-1-86-103

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