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4th conference “Sustainable Development. Culture. Education” 31 May - 3 June 2006 University of Helsinki Finland


The fourth 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 May 31 - June 3, 2006 and organised by the Department of Applied Sciences of Education of the University of Helsinki (Finland). The sub-theme of the conference was “Education for Democracy as a Part of Education for Sustainable Development”. Te link between sustainability, education and culture was intensified. The issue of ESD in various levels of education (teacher education and continuing education, lifelong education, self-education, general education, democracy education etc.) was explored.

 The fourth 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 May 31 - June 3, 2006 and organised by the Department of Applied Sciences of Education of the University of Helsinki (Finland). The sub-theme of the conference was “Education for Democracy as a Part of Education for Sustainable Development”. The link between sustainability, education and culture was intensified. The issue of ESD in various levels of education (teacher education and continuing education, lifelong education, self-education, general education, democracy education etc.) was explored. 

Exchange of ideas continued in an environment characterised by deeply-driven inquiry and academic and professional interest. Time was provided for everyone in attendance to exchange ideas, share research results, and introduce new research or development projects in the area.