|Título||The collaboration between local administration and university to promote education for sustainability school networks on school agroecology|
|Publication Type||Book Chapter|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Llerena, G, Espinet, M|
|Book Title||Selected cases on school community collaboration for sustainable development|
|Publisher||Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and Woman’s Affairs|
The Science Education Department from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and the local administration of the Sant Cugat del Vallès municipality in Catalonia, Spain have been collaborating for the last seven years through the programme School Agenda 21 to promote education for sustainability programmes in schools and the community. The collaboration has focused on School Agroecology which has facilitated the establishment of links between the schools and the land, so that a new community could be built. A new network has been created with the participation of 22 public schools (0-18 years), five agro-environmental educators, researchers from the university, administrators from the local administration and other relevant community stakeholders. The results of the case indicate that School agroecology is a social context that facilitates the construction of a community where the different stakeholders have the opportunity to make changes in the land, in education and in education for sustainable development. This case study is also part of the European Comenius Network CoDeS whose main aim is to collect exemplar case studies on school community collaboration towards sustainability.
Further information on this CoDeS case is available under CoDeS Case Blog (2013) http://codessantcugat.wordpress.com/.