Children in the natural world

Elliott, S 2010, 'Children in the natural world' in Julie M. Davis (ed.) Young Children and the Environment, Cambridge, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 43-75.


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Title Children in the natural world
Author(s) Elliott, S
Year 2010
Title of book Young Children and the Environment
Publisher Cambridge
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Editor(s) Julie M. Davis
Start page 43
End page 75
Subjects Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori)
Summary Young Children and the Environment tackles one of the biggest contemporary issues of our times - the changing environment - and demonstrates how early education can contribute to sustainable living. An essential text for students in early childhood education and a practical resource for child care practitioners and primary school teachers, it is designed to promote education for sustainability from birth to 8 years. The text refers to national and international initiatives such as 'Sustainable Schools', 'Child Friendly Cities', and 'Health Promoting Schools' and explores their existing and potential links with early childhood education. Groundbreaking content draws on recent literature in the areas of organisational, educational and cultural change and environmental sustainability. Early childhood case studies and vignettes exemplify leadership in practice, and 'Provocations' are integrated throughout to inspire new ways of thinking about the environment, the wider world, young children and the transformative power of early education.
Copyright notice © Cambridge University Press
Keyword(s) education for sustainability
early childhood
ISBN 9780521736121
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