Policy-Makers’ and Practitioners’ Perspectives on Impact, Evidence, and Support for Teacher Educators Implementing Environmental Education for Sustainability in India

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Abstract

Teacher Education in India is undergoing reforms especially for environmental and sustainability education. Major policies are expected to overhaul current practices, thereby leading to a better-informed citizenry. This chapter looks at policymakers and their perspectives when developing and implementing environmental education and sustainability policies. It aims to shed light on the various conditions and factors that guide the process. In doing so, the chapter discussed major enablers and barriers that currently guide teacher education in India, global lessons learned from India’s reform implementation and needs for the future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeacher Education Policy and Practice
Subtitle of host publicationEvidence of Impact, Impact of Evidence
EditorsJoce Nuttall, Mellita Jones, Alex Kostogriz, Jenny Martin
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer
Pages35-48
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9789811041334
ISBN (Print)9789811041327
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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