Journal article

Greening the Ivory Tower: A Review of Educational Research on Sustainability in Post-Secondary Education

Philip Vaughter, Tarah Wright, Marcia McKenzie, Lauri Lidstone

SUSTAINABILITY | MDPI | Published : 2013


There is a deficit of multi-site studies examining the integration of sustainability in the policies and practices of post-secondary institutions. This paper reviews what comparative empirical research has been undertaken on sustainability in post-secondary education (PSE) within eight leading international journals publishing on sustainability and education. Three predominant themes of research on the topic are identified within the review: research comparing sustainability curricula across institutions (both within specific disciplines of study and across disciplines); research comparing campus operations policies and practice across multiple institutions; and research on how to best measu..

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Awarded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Funding Acknowledgements

This paper draws on research supported by a Partnership Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (Grant No. 895-2011-1025, Primary Investigator Marcia McKenzie). A list of team members and organizational partners is included in [81].