Journal article

A National Census of Sustainability in K-12 Education Policy: Implications for International Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research

Dan Beveridge, Marcia McKenzie, Kathleen Aikens, Kaitlin Strobbe

Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy | University of Manitoba | Published : 2019


This paper reports on the first nationwide census examining sustainability uptake in policy initiatives in Canadian K-12 education. Included in the study are each of Canada’s 13 provincial and territorial ministries of education, and all 374 public school divisions across the country. Sustainability was defined as including, at minimum, consideration of environmental issues, with the study also encompassing use of other related terminologies. Data were collected on three types of policy initiatives: (a) the existence of sustainability-specific policy, (b) participation in sustainability certification programs, and (c) the existence of sustainability staff, which were examined in relation to ..

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