Education for sustainable development in technology education in Irish schools: a curriculum analysis
Author: McGarr, Oliver
Source: International Journal of Technology and Design Education, Volume 20, Number 3, August 2010 , pp. 317-332(16)
Abstract:This paper explores the integration of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in technology education and the extent to which it is currently addressed in curriculum documents and state examinations in technology education at post-primary level in Ireland. This analysis is conducted amidst the backdrop of considerable change in technology education at post-primary level. The analysis of the provision of technology education found, that among the range of technology related subjects offered, the study of Technology and Society is only addressed in one in a comprehensive manner. The paper discusses the implications of this limited integration, examines the factors inhibiting greater integration of ESD and outlines opportunities for future development.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Education and Professional Studies, Faculty of Education and Health Sciences, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland, Email: email@example.com
Publication date: August 2010