Is today shaping tomorrow for tertiary education in Australia? A comparison of policy and practice

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Abstract

The Commonwealth Government of Australia appears to be moving towards a national policy on environmental education for a sustainable future. Using the new environmental campus of Charles Sturt University in New South Wales as a case study, this paper outlines how one Australian university is providing sustainability in higher education by integrating its designs, operations and teaching practices. In doing so, it shows recent initiatives in the higher education sector and highlights the gap between Commonwealth Government moves to enhance the national effort and what is happening on the ground. It is suggested that this gap exists because the Government outlines a series of actions rather than a set of ethical propositions for development at a local level.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-96
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Apr 2000

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