Young Children and the Environment: Early Education for Sustainability

Author(s): Julie Davis

Learning Environments

This second edition of Young Children and the Environment is a practical resource that illustrates the difference that early childhood educators can make by working with children, their families and the wider community to tackle the contemporary issue of sustainable living. This second edition has been substantially revised and updated, with a new section exploring sustainability education in a variety of global contexts. Researched and written by authors recognised as leaders in their own countries, this section provides readers with international resources and perspectives to further their teaching about early childhood education for sustainability. The text engages with new curriculum initiatives that have placed greater emphasis on educating for sustainability, and equips educators with the knowledge to teach this revised content. It remains accessibly written with ample case studies, vignettes and 'provocations' to engage readers and provide insights into how early childhood education for sustainability can occur successfully in practice.

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Julie M. Davis is Associate Professor in the School of Early Childhood, Faculty of Education, at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane.

Part I: 1. What is early childhood education for sustainability and why does it matter? Julie M. Davis; 2. Children in the natural world Sue Elliott; 3. Leadership for creating cultures of sustainability Megan Gibson; 4. Practical possibilities and pedagogical approaches for early childhood education for sustainability: the Kenmore West story Robert Pratt; 5. Ethics and pedagogy at the heart of early childhood education for sustainability Lesley Robinson and Sue V'aliki; 6. Reconciliation and early childhood education for sustainability: broadening the environmental paradigm Melinda G. Miller; 7. The world is getting flatter: ICT and education for sustainability in the early years Margaret Lloyd; 8. Healthy and sustainable environments for children and communities Sue Cooke; 9. Food first: beginning steps toward children's sustainable education Nadine Louise McCrea; 10. Early learning for sustainability through the arts Lyndal O'Gorman; 11. The children's environment project: developing a transformative project approach with children in a kindergarten Dr Sharon Stuhmcke; Part II: 12. Caring for oneself, others and the environment: EfS in Swedish preschools Eva Arlemalm-Hagser and Ingrid Engdahl; 13. Beyond traditional nature-based activities to education for sustainability: a case study from Japan Michiko Inoue; 14. Education for sustainable development in early childhood in Korea Okjong Ji; 15. Early childhood education for sustainability in the United Kingdom Louise Gilbert, Janet Rose and Paulette Luff; 16. Using research and a systems approach to mainstream change in early childhood education for sustainability Jo-Anne Ferreira and Julie M. Davis.

General Fields

  • : 9781107636347
  • : Cambridge University Press
  • : Cambridge University Press
  • : November 2014
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Julie Davis
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : 372.357044
  • : 336