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Sustainable Development in the Context of Education; Swedish Realities and Russian Potential

  • Nina Alexeeva
  • Nikolay Kasimov
  • Yuri Mazurov
  • Sven-Erik Österlund
  • Alla Pakina
  • Andrius Plepys
Publishing year: 2011
Language: English
Pages: 86-103
Publication/Series: Geography, Environment, Sustainability
Volume: 4
Issue: 1
Document type: Journal article

Abstract english

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.


  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
  • education for sustainable development
  • environmental policy
  • greening of education
  • ecological culture
  • preservation of cultural heritage
  • educational practices


  • ISSN: 2071-9388
Andrius Plepys
E-mail: andrius [dot] plepys [at] iiiee [dot] lu [dot] se

International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE)

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