SHIFTING OF EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMNET (ESD) THROUGH PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS EDUCATION

rukhsana durrani

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ABSTRACT
The concept of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) grasp the attention of the world after the UN decade (2005-2014) of Education for Sustainable Development. People around the world realized the need of its integration on all levels of education. This study was also designed to explore the extent of integration of ESD in teachers training courses of B.Ed. 4 years’ elementary program and further obtained the opinion of experts about the integration of ESD in the courses of B.Ed. 4 years’ program. For this purpose, semi structured interviews for experts and alignment matrix was developed for analysis of courses of B.Ed. 4 years’ program in the light of the three major components of ESD i.e. are, economic, social & culture and environment. The findings of the study revealed that majority of the courses of B.Ed. 4 years’ program were not aligned with the three components of ESD, however the experts strongly recommended the integration of the components of ESD in the courses of B.Ed. 4years elementary program.

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