Policy documents on ESD/GC in Initial Teacher Education and Training:
Supporting the Standards, Manchester DEP 2008
This document is aimed at school based mentors, Initial Teacher Education and Training
tutors and students, and Continuing Professional Development providers. It
demonstrates how a global dimension can be embedded in ITET provision by making
explicit links between the new QTS standards and good practice in teaching the global
TDA Professional Standards for Beginning Teachers, TDA, 2007
The Global University, DEA 2008
This document looks at institutional change across a whole university to address issues
of EDS and global citizenship.
Getting Started with Global Citizenship a Guide for new teachers, Oxfam 2008
This document outlines what Global Citizenship is and looks at questions and starting
points which enable new teachers to integrate it into their practice.
Global Perspectives and Teacher in Training, DEA 2003
This document outlines different approaches to and reasons for embedding global
perspectives in ITET.
Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future, UNESCO 2006
This online multimedia teacher education programme contains 100 hours
(divided into 25 modules) of professional development for use in pre-service teacher
courses as well as the in-service education of teachers.
UNESCO Guidelines on for reorienting Teachers Education to address Sustainability,
This is a guidance document for teacher educators about how to integrate ESD into
Global Perspectives on Teacher Learning: Improving Policy and Practice, UNESCO
This publication looks at all forms of teacher learning, formal and informal, from
teachers' own early schooling, through their training, and on to the end of their teaching
career. It argues that to formulate policy and design effective programmes for teacher
preparation and professional development, the whole spectrum of teacher learning must
Policy documents for schools on ESD/GC:
Sustainable Schools Strategy, DCSF 2006
The Sustainable Schools area of Teacher net is designed to support schools on their
journey to sustainability, introducing the principles of sustainable development and
offering guidance on how to embed these principles into the heart of school life.
Oxfam Curriculum for Global Citizenship, Oxfam 2006
A booklet for teachers that introduces the key elements of Oxfam's Curriculum for Global
Citizenship (knowledge, skills, values and attitudes), as well as providing case studies
outlining best practice in the classroom and examples of appropriate teaching
Every Child Matters
The ‘making a positive contribution’ aim of ECM can be linked to the teaching of
KS 3 and 4 Big Picture of the Curriculum, QCA 2008
This document shows how the global dimension is now addressed explicitly following the
review of the secondary curriculum.
Every Child’s Future Matters, Sustainable Development Commission, 2007
This document addresses how sustainable development is linked to the five outcomes
for children set out in Every Child Matters.
Taking the first step forward…towards an education for sustainable development,
Report on how Education for Sustainable Development is covered in schools.
Global Dimension in the Curriculum, DfID/DfES 2005
This documents set out what the Global Dimension is, the key concepts is covers and
some examples of practice in school.
Global Dimension in Action, QCA/DfID 2008
This documents sets out examples of the type of work that schools the global dimension.
Diversity and Citizenship Curriculum Review, DCSF 2007
This independent review, led by Sir Keith Ajegbo, makes a series of recommendations
aimed at promoting diversity across the schools curriculum and the content of the
curriculum for Citizenship Education.
Other documents on ESD/GC
UN decade on Education for Sustainable Development:
This sets out information about the UN decade on ESD 2005-2015.