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Roles of Community Education in the Management and Sustainability of Universal Basic Education in Nigeria  [cached]
Oyebamiji, M.A.,Animasahun, M. Olaitan
World Journal of Education , 2012, DOI: 10.5430/wje.v2n6p45
Abstract: Education is seen as the bedrock of a nation’s development and for any sustainable programme to take place, human factor, especially the community where the programme is taking place has to be considered. The inputs of the school are from the community and the products of the school service or engineer the community. It is in this context that, this paper assesses the significant roles played by community education in the management and sustainability of UBE programme in Nigeria. Concept of community education and Universal Basic Education are extensively examined. The paper reveals that, through knowledge, exposure and experience, what the community gain from education would enable them to see the reasons why they need to manage and sustain the UBE scheme. The study therefore, recommended that, government and other educational stakeholders should support, fund and embrace community education in the spirit of self reliance and self determination with a view to making the laudable objectives realized and sustained.
Sustainability of Construction Education  [cached]
Brian Wood
Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building , 2011,
Abstract: Construction management is changing and so is education. Sustainability is a significant global issue. This paper examines the sustainability of current forms and content of construction education and suggests that there may be a link between medium and message.
Application of Knowledge Management for Sustainable Development in Institutions of Higher Education  [cached]
Rebecca McNeil
Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management , 2011, DOI: 10.5931/djim.v7i1.82
Abstract: Campus sustainability is an increasingly popular notion for universities around the world in light of increasingly serious global environmental problems. Yet the very concept of “sustainability” itself is a complex, or “wicked”, problem that makes managing this transition complex and difficult. The scope of a sustainable campus could include anything from greening facilities, increasing environmental education, integrating sustainability priorities into purchasing policies, and an endless list of other considerations. Given the breadth that sustainability could have on a university campus, employing tools to help manage this goal will create more effective and immediate change. One possible tool is Knowledge Management (KM), the practice of “capturing, organizing and storing information” (“Imperial College London,” 2010, para. 25). Specifically, a framework by Allen et al is applied to the sustainability in higher education (SHE) problem to help universities take steps towards creating sustainable campus.
Journal of Science and Arts , 2010,
Abstract: This study emphasizes the role of integrating Dynamic Mathematics Systems (DMS) within the context of learning design based systems for the design of appropriate collaborative blended courses in mathematics education. To this end, a learning environment was formed using an integration of the following well known two pieces of free open source software (FOSS), namely: (a) the Geogebra (www.geogebra.org), DMS environment and (b) the Learning Activity Management System (LAMS; [1]). In fact, this study suggests that integration of FOSS such as LAMS and Geogebra -at the same time promoting collaboration among students using specific design patterns- could provide a fruitful environment for the learning of various mathematical concepts. To clarify the features of this learning environment, a specific example regarding with the design of a sequence of collaborative learning activities for the learning of the geometrical concept of angle is presented.
DYNA , 2010,
Abstract: today, most mining companies declare their commitment to the values of sustainability in their vision, declarations and policies, but not many achieve an efficient integration of those values down into the operational levels of the organization. corporate commitment is an essential condition for integrating sustainability, but is not sufficient. another key condition is a business culture where sustainability is a high professional and business value and sustainability objectives are implemented through commitment rather than compliance. furthermore, the integration process requires of an organizational structure specific roles and integration mechanisms and adequate management systems. in this paper, i would like to focus on the very complex management task for the integration of sustainability down to the operational levels of mining companies, the organizational structures and the management roles and systems required for integration.
Integrating knowledge management with project management for project success
Anthony Yeong,Thou Tin Lim
Journal of Project, Program & Portfolio Management , 2011,
Abstract: This paper aims to study the improvement of project success in organizations by integrating knowledge management strategies with project management practices in a typical project lifecycle. According to the Standish Group’s Chaos Report for 2009, only 32% of all surveyed projects are considered to be successful and are delivered on time, on budget, with the required features and functions. This could be an indication that project management practitioners have not fully acquired and transferred knowledge learned from past projects to ensure a higher success rate for current and future projects. Knowledge management is an emerging discipline and practice in organizations. This paper proposes an integrated model that combines knowledge management with project management to improve project success and thus contribute towards competitiveness and sustainability in organizations.
Sustainability in Project Management Competencies: Analyzing the Competence Gap of Project Managers  [PDF]
A. J. Gilbert Silvius, Ron P. J. Schipper
Journal of Human Resource and Sustainability Studies (JHRSS) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/jhrss.2014.22005
Abstract: Sustainability is one of the most important challenges of our time. How can we develop prosperity, without compromising the life of future generations? Companies are integrating ideas of sustainability in their marketing, corporate communication, annual reports and in their actions. More recently, the concept of sustainability has also been linked to project management. Projects are “instruments of change” within organizations, which play an important role in the realization of sustainable business processes and practices. Project managers are therefore important “change agents” in organizations that have a strong influence on the sustainability of organizations. However, the standards of project management fail to address the role project managers’ play in realizing sustainable development and project managers are lacking the competences to consider the sustainability aspects of their projects. For the implementation of sustainability in organizations, it is crucial that this competence gap is closed by the standards of project management competencies. This paper reports a literature-based analysis of the coverage of the competencies required for considering sustainability aspects, in the standards of project management competencies. The study aims to specify the competence gap of project managers with regards to sustainability, and to provide guidance on how to close this gap. The paper therefore makes specific suggestions on how the standards of project management competencies should develop in order to prepare project managers for their pivotal role in realizing sustainability of organizations.
Teachers’ Perception on Sustainability of Distance Education in Ghana: Evidence from Ashanti Region  [cached]
Benedict Osei-Owusu,Dadson Awunyo-Vitor
International Education Studies , 2012, DOI: 10.5539/ies.v5n4p222
Abstract: The study examined the sustainability of distance education in the context of finance, management and availability of support services in Ashanti region of Ghana. Data for the study were obtained from five groups of respondents namely; centre coordinators, educational administrators, facilitators of distance education programme, potential and current students pursuing distance education. Data was analysed using descriptive statistics. The results revealed that current management and support services are adequate and sustainable. In the case of finance management, it is believed that financial resources generated by the programme through students’ fees would sustain the programme. However, potential, and current students pursuing distance education viewed the private cost involved as high. Hence for sustainability of the programme, it is important that school fees charged are reviewed in order not to negatively influence students’ access to distance education.
The program management process with sustainability considerations
Gilman Tam
Journal of Project, Program & Portfolio Management , 2010,
Abstract: Program management has been widely accepted as an effective tool for making strategic and tactical changes. A brief review of the program management process showed that the ambiguity-reduction learning loop together with the uncertainty-reduction performance loop would make program management a feasible sustainability-oriented management tool for addressing the needs of a sustainable society. The requirements and impacts of sustainability are becoming important considerations in formulating a program; however, not much related literature can be found within the project management body of knowledge. This paper aims to facilitate the understanding of “Sustainability in Program Management”. Sustainability considerations adopting a three pillars approach is proposed. A “Program Sustainability Assessment Framework” is constructed to help the program manager incorporate sustainability considerations into program management practices. The key factors for aligning program sustainability to corporate sustainability strategy are also discussed.
Diffusing Education for Sustainability into Teacher Education Programme in Nigeria: A Theory in Use  [cached]
Olalekan Elijah Ojedokun
World Journal of Education , 2012, DOI: 10.5430/wje.v2n2p109
Abstract: The benefits of integrated understanding of the issues, acquisition of the knowledge and the skills, understanding of the right perspectives, and development of appropriate values in respect of the intertwined actions and reactions of environment, economy and society make Education for Sustainability(EfS) an innovation that must be explored – more importantly for communication within the formal education sector, because such learning may be more sustainable than the one received through the informal system. This paper therefore explores an application of the “Diffusion of Innovation Theory” which identifies information, its communication, the social system and time as the four essential elements involved in the dissemination of information about an emerging problem; and in this context, an education that combines the study of development and environment as the innovation that should be communicated within the formal education sector, using the socially critical orientations and based on negotiations between the teacher and the recipients(learners). The paper thus reflects on the educational implications of the theory and suggests that curriculum of teacher education institutions must be reviewed to accommodate the learning content of EfS (e.g. climate change, green economy, democracy equity and social justice, structural change, reclamation of social bonds, waste disposal/management/recycling) and theorising more on learner -friendly approaches, so as to have a trickle down effects on the younger generation of school children who are the final recipients of environment and development-related education.
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