2nd conference “Sustainable Development. Culture. Education” 14-16 April 2004 Tallinn Pedagogical University Estonia


The second international conference “Sustainable Development. Culture. Education” of the Journal of Teacher Education and Training (since 2007 – Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability or JTEFS) was held on April 14-16, 2004 and organised by Tallinn Pedagogical University (Estonia). Participants discussed the concept of sustainable development and its diverse understandings, especially in the context of education, as well as explored the main challenges on the way towards sustainable development. Experience was shared about local approaches that are used for promoting ESD in various countries.

The second international conference “Sustainable Development. Culture. Education” of the Journal of Teacher Education and Training (since 2007 – Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability or JTEFS) was held on April 14-16, 2004 and organised by Tallinn Pedagogical University (Estonia). Participants discussed the concept of sustainable development and its diverse understandings, especially in the context of education, as well as explored the main challenges on the way towards sustainable development. Experience was shared about local approaches that are used for promoting ESD in various countries.

During the 2nd international JTET conference in 2004 the participants of the European Network of the UNESCO/UNITWIN project “Reorientation of Teacher Education to Address Sustainability” met for the second time, shared their ideas about the further development of the project and set the tasks for the future. The idea about the next Conference in Vechta was proposed and the first arrangements for the Conference were made.

The 2nd international JTET conference “Sustainable Development. Culture. Education” introduced the fourth volume of JTET and for the first time the audience was able to observe the detailed report about the main aspects of JTET from the viewpoint of its past, present and future.