This chapter provides a comparative analysis of the status of EE and ESD, one which reflects the rural-urban difference and regional variations between the eastern and western parts of China. It addresses the gap that evaluates the level of EE and ESD via different indicators in Chinese schools in different regions. It provides brief overviews on EE, ESD, and regional disparities in China and the findings of an exploratory study are presented and discussed. In addition, EE and ESD examples in rural schools are described, and the implications for future development of EE and ESD in Chinese schools are explored. Copyright © 2014 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
|Title of host publication||Schooling for sustainable development across the Pacific|
|Editors||John Chi-Kin LEE, Rob EFIRD|
|Place of Publication||Dordrecht|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
CitationDuan, Y., Lee, J. C.-K., & Lu, X. (2014). Education for sustainable development (ESD) in Chinese schools: Rural-urban difference and regional variation in East and West China. In J. C.-K. Lee, & R. Efird (Eds.), Schooling for sustainable development across the Pacific (pp. 101-123). Dordrecht: Springer.
- China indicators
- Comparative analysis
- Rural-urban difference
- Regional variations
- Regional disparities