Paper for the 5th International JTET Conference, May 30 – June 2, 2007 in Debrecen
Sustainable Development – Culture – Education
The paper discusses the increasing importance of Europe for education in general and for education for sustainable development by introducing the term of “Europeanization”. The two main political actors of a Europeanization in education are presented and it is asked what role education plays in European initiatives toward sustainable development. The concept of a “Cosmopolitical Europe” is presented that links a top down perspective with a bottom up perspective of Europeanization. Tentative arguments are provided why Europeanization can be seen as a horizon for education for sustainable development.