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Introduction

Davis, Julie M. (2010) Introduction. In Davis, Julie M. (Ed.) Young Children and the Environment : Early Education for Sustainability. Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, pp. 1-17.

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Abstract

This is not a book about the perils of global warming and its impact on children, although climate change provides an impetus. Nor is it a response to environmental issues that shifts responsibilities from adults to children, asking them to fix what we leave behind. Instead, it is a book of positive ideas and actions that shows what early childhood educational communities can do when children, teachers and parents work together to address, arguably, one of the most serious issues of our time. It is about what early childhood education – and specifically, early childhood teacher education – can and must do to play its part in helping societies move towards sustainable living. It is about the emerging field of early childhood education for sustainability (ECEfS).

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ID Code: 32248
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: This publication is copyright.Statutory exception and to the provisions of relevant collective liscensing agreements, no reproduction of any part may take place without the written permission of Cambridge University Press.
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Keywords: early childhood education, education for sustainability, environmental education, sustainabilitytransformative education
ISBN: 9780521736121
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (050000) > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT (050200) > Environmental Education and Extension (050203)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood
Deposited On: 14 May 2010 11:16
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2010 00:29

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