The following is a summary of desk-based research into ESD and EE (and the global dimension) from 2008 looking at past teacher surveys and research: what they tell us about current practice, barriers to, and enablers for, sustainable schools.
It also considers good practice in research with teachers and schools, gaps in existing research and recommendations for further research. The report focuses on schools and teachers in England, but some evidence from the devolved administrations has been included as, although the administrations have different approaches to ESD, teachers’ needs, enablers and barriers as expressed in the surveys have much in common.
You can also read our most recent survey results here: SEEd ESD Survey 2016. Somethings have changed but the challenges remain quite unchanged.