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Humanistic Education for Sustainable Development


  • Simona BUSOI

    () (The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania)


Sustainable development paradigm involves a shift of attitude and, therefore, Education for Sustainable Development, supposed to have a transformative role, must aim this purpose: to help human being to overcome his selfish condition, to think and to act responsibly, motivated by sympathy, as Adam Smith wrote in “The Theory of Moral Sentiments”, and solidarity with present and future generations. This is not an easy task, as the neo-classical paradigm works mainly under the principles of competition and profit seeking. Economic development is important and professional skills are needed, but the current higher educational system, based on specialisation and employability, must be rethought taking into account humanistic values and principles.

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  • Simona BUSOI, 2015. "Humanistic Education for Sustainable Development," REVISTA DE MANAGEMENT COMPARAT INTERNATIONAL/REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE MANAGEMENT, Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 16(2), pages 151-158, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:rom:rmcimn:v:16:y:2015:i:2:p:151-158

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    1. Talia Raphaely & Dora Marinova, 2013. "Sustainability humanistic education: a new pedagogy for a better world," International Journal of Education Economics and Development, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 4(2), pages 170-189.
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    education; sustainable development; humanism.;

    JEL classification:

    • I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • I25 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Education and Economic Development
    • I3 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty


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