Using Qualitative Indicators of Sustainability in Iberoamerican Environmental Research

  • José Gutiérrez Pérez Universidad de Granada
  • María Teresa Pozo Llorente Universidad de Granada
Keywords: environment, sustainable development, qualitative indicators

Abstract

In this article we include a revision of alternative approaches developed throughout the two last decades in Iberoamerican environmental research and possible implications for the evaluation of sustainable development with qualitative indicators. The standardized use in diplomatic reports and international studies reveals their value and acceptance in communities of experts in different contexts. It is stated that international alliances between countries have brought about important changes, although the new discourses on sustainability leave the responsibility, the control and the design of indicators in a state of confusion. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0604338

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Author Biographies

José Gutiérrez Pérez, Universidad de Granada
Dr. José GUTIÉRREZ PÉREZ is senior lecturer in educational research methods in the Faculty of Education at the University of Granada (Spain), where he teaches program evaluation and research methodologies in environmental education. He is head of the Quality and Evaluation Unit of the University of Granada, director of the Environmental Education Research Group, and was also winner of the National Educational Research Spanish Prize in 2004. His research focuses upon the evaluation of environmental education centres and the assessment of their educational programs. He played a key role in the development of the Spanish National Strategy for Environmental Education. He has published a number of books and is a member of the editorial board of several international environmental education journals.
María Teresa Pozo Llorente, Universidad de Granada
Dra. María Teresa POZO LLORENTE is associate professor in educational research methods in the Faculty of Education at the University of Granada (Spain), where she teaches program evaluation and social work methodology. She has published a number of books on social work methodology research, program evaluation and sociocultural centres. She is currently in charge of a national research project on multicultural education.
Published
2006-09-30
How to Cite
Gutiérrez Pérez, J., & Pozo Llorente, M. T. (2006). Using Qualitative Indicators of Sustainability in Iberoamerican Environmental Research. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 7(4). https://doi.org/10.17169/fqs-7.4.172