Wachyu Sundayana, Fuad A. Hamied, Mohammad Ali


Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is the term mostly used internationally by United Nations. It  was first documented in Agenda 21 which identified education as essential element for attaining sustainable development and underlined areas of action for education. In the United Nationes Report (1987) sustainable development is the develoment that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.  In the context of education, sustainable development refers to the process of providing students with knolwedge and understanding, skills and attributes needed to work and live in a way the safeguards enviromental, social and economic wellbeing, both in the persent and for future generations. The three elements of the ESD are reflected in graduate learning outcomes. In this connection, the articulation and accomodation of the elements of ESD in developing quality assurance system for  higher teacher education institutions is considered essential. Providing prospective teachers with these elements in one of higher teacher education standards as they are commonly infused in teacher qualification framework. This framework serves as one of the bases for designing teacher education program or curriculum.


ESD; teacher education standards; teacher qualification framework; quality assurance

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