Editors review of 'Research in early childhood education for sustainability : international perspectives and provocations'

Davis, Julie & Elliott, Sue (2014) Editors review of 'Research in early childhood education for sustainability : international perspectives and provocations'. International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education, 2(1), pp. 172-180.

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Abstract

Mounting concerns about climate change and unsustainable development, and their current and future impacts on all of us – but particularly on children - provided the impetus for this book. Then, as researchers in early childhood education (ECE) and/or education for sustainability (EfS), we used these concerns to shape and question our thinking. This first-ever research text in Early Childhood Education for Sustainability (ECEfS) was advanced when the chapter authors, almost all of whom participated in one or both Transnational Dialogues in Research in Early Childhood Education for Sustainability (Stavanger, Norway, 2010, and Brisbane, Australia, 2011) met for the first time - a critical mass of researchers from vastly different parts of the globe - Norway, Sweden, Australia and New Zealand at the inaugural meeting, with participants from Korea, Japan and Singapore attending the second. We came together to debate, discuss and share ideas about research and theory in the emerging field of ECEfS. An agreed-upon outcome of the Dialogues was this text.

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ID Code: 76525
Item Type: Review
Refereed: No
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Keywords: education for sustainability, education for sustainable development, early childhood education, sustainability, sustainable development, environmental education
ISSN: 2331-0464 (online)
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) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood & Inclusive Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 North American Association for Environmental Education
Deposited On: 02 Oct 2014 22:42
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2014 22:46

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