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Repositioning an ethic of sustainability in early childhood education, with Reconciliation as central

Miller, Melinda G. (2010) Repositioning an ethic of sustainability in early childhood education, with Reconciliation as central. In Davis, Julie M. (Ed.) Young Children and the Environment : Early Education for Sustainability. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge , pp. 185-211.

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Abstract

In this chapter I raise questions about the current scope and purpose of early childhood education for sustainability (ECEfS) and the ways ECEfS is enacted in practice. This is to highlight why social, political and economic areas of concern should be central in ECEfS alongside an environmental focus. Specifically, this chapter establishes the place of Reconciliation in ECEfS because it is one of the most pressing ethical, social, political and economic issues on the Australian landscape. To reposition an ethic of sustainability is to broaden the scope and purpose of sustainability work so that particular regard is given to the place of Reconciliation in ECEfS. An ethic of sustainability is also concerned with the responsibility of non-Indigenous educators to take ownership of Reconciliation work in education curricula and contexts.

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ID Code: 32511
Item Type: Book Chapter
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ISBN: 9780521736121
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood
Deposited On: 07 Jun 2010 07:16
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:26

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