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Published on Jan 1, 2015in Science Education 2.90
Noah Weeth Feinstein10
Estimated H-index: 10
(UW: University of Wisconsin-Madison),
Kathryn L. Kirchgasler1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UW: University of Wisconsin-Madison)
In this essay, we explore how sustainability is embodied in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), analyzing how the NGSS explicitly define and implicitly characterize sustainability. We identify three themes (universalism, scientism, and technocentrism) that are common in scientific discourse around sustainability and show how they appear in the NGSS. Taken together, these themes evoke a technology-centered perspective called ecological modernization that defines sustainability as a set ...
Published on Dec 1, 2014in Mediterranean journal of social sciences
E. M. C. Izueke2
Estimated H-index: 2
,
F.C. Okoli , Ifeoma I. Nzekwe
This article deals with the relationship between peaceful coexistence and sustainable development. This is against the backdrop of the conflicts that arose as a result of the balkanization of Africa after the Berlin conference, which was done without due regard to traditional boundaries and consanguinity. Political independence provides a window of self-awareness and movements to counter the challenges of the partitioning. These movements manifest in border clashes and betrayals, rather than pea...
Published on Jan 1, 2013
The success of the tourism sector in the postwar period has resulted in an industry which is characterized not only by growth but also by rapid change as many as 75 per cent of the world’s poor people live in rural areas. Top tourism destinations, particularly in developing countries, include national parks, wilderness areas, mountains, lakes, and cultural sites, most of which are generally rural. Thus tourism is already an important feature of the rural economy in these specific sites. It is se...