Fundraising - Independent research Fund Denmark - Eco-schools in Denmark

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Sustainability is now on the agenda regarding school operation, teaching and curriculum. However, crucial questions remain unanswered concerning how to organize schools to support green societal transition and thus, how school leadership might contribute to this transition. The eco-school is one model for organizing schools with a view to green transition. Interestingly, research shows that students at eco-schools do not automatically express different values and actions when compared to students at non-eco-schools. Thus, it is necessary to look into how specific forms of school organization and leadership influence how eco-schools succeed or fail to contribute to green transition of society. Using qualitative, collaborative and explorative methods, the project investigates this matter at three eco-schools within the organizational ecology of leadership teams, parents´ committees, school boards, teachers and students and develops a practice-based model for future school development.
Period3. Jun 2021
Held atDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science (IMADA)


  • Education
  • School Leadership
  • Sustainability
  • Practice-based Research
  • transdisciplinarity