Schools and their Culture of Consumption: A Context for Consumer Learning

HE NATURE OF SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION AND HOW TO ACHIEVE IT: RESULTS FROM THE FOCAL TOPIC FROM KNOWLEDGE TO ACTION - NEW PATHS TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION, pp. 229-244, R. Defila, A. Di Giulio, R. Kaufmann-Hayoz, eds., München: ökom, 2010

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Matthias Barth

Leuphana University of Lueneburg

Daniel Fischer

Arizona State University, School of Sustainability; Leuphana University of Lueneburg

Gerd Michelsen

Leuphana University of Lueneburg - Dept. of Sustainability Sciences

Horst Rode

Leuphana University of Lueneburg

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

From a perspective of educational research, the growing wealth of materials and initiatives in the field of sustainable consumer education is entirely welcome. However, this is contrasted by a lack of empirical evidence regarding the extent and quality of consumer education in schools and how these materials and initiatives feed through into individual attitudes and values. The results presented in this article can be seen as a contribution to a more solid empirical basis for developing appropriate educational materials that will foster a generation of more sustainably-minded citizens.

Keywords: school culture, education for sustainable development, sustainable consumption, secondary school

Suggested Citation

Barth, Matthias and Fischer, Daniel and Michelsen, Gerd and Rode, Horst, Schools and their Culture of Consumption: A Context for Consumer Learning (2010). HE NATURE OF SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION AND HOW TO ACHIEVE IT: RESULTS FROM THE FOCAL TOPIC FROM KNOWLEDGE TO ACTION - NEW PATHS TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION, pp. 229-244, R. Defila, A. Di Giulio, R. Kaufmann-Hayoz, eds., München: ökom, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2176063

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Gerd Michelsen

Leuphana University of Lueneburg - Dept. of Sustainability Sciences ( email )

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Horst Rode

Leuphana University of Lueneburg ( email )

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Lüneburg, 21335
Germany

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