UNESCO Chair in Reorienting Teacher Education towards Sustainability (430), established in 1999 at York University (Canada).


Teacher education.


  • To take leadership in developing an international pilot network among existing teacher training institutions, and facilitating and coordinating its work, based in part on the results of the UNESCO workshop held in Thessaloniki, Greece, in December 1997. This network will include institutions in different countries and regions of the world.
  • The research and demonstration focus of the network will take the form of experimentation with different approaches to reorienting teacher education towards sustainability, using an agreed upon common framework such will allow for the comparability of results.
  • The experience gained through the network will provide valuable insights that will be articulated in the form of guidelines drawn from practical experience.

Host Institution

UNESCO Sector/Field Office responsible for the Chair/Network



Progress report 2009-2010 (short version)

Progress Report 2000-2004 (short version)


Prof Charles Hopkins, York University
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