Young Children and the Environment


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Foreword; List of contributors; Introduction Julie Davis; Part I: 1. What is early childhood education for sustainability? Julie Davis; 2. Children in the natural world Sue Elliott; 3. Leadership for creating cultures of sustainability Megan Gibson; 4. Changing curriculum and pedagogy: daily practices and resources Robert Pratt; 5. Sustainability: ethics principles and policy Lesley Robinson and Sue Vaealiki; Part II: 6. Indigenous reconciliation and environmental sustainability Melinda Miller; 7. ICTs: new tools for sustainability education Margaret Lloyd; 8. Healthy, sustainable design for children and communities Sue Cooke; 9. Changing systems: research, challenges, opportunities and synergies Jo-Anne Ferreira and Julie Davis; Postscript; Index.

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Young Children and the Environment demonstrates how early education can contribute to sustainable living.

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Julie M. Davis is a senior lecturer in the School of Early Childhood, Faculty of Education at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.


'Davis, an ardent and long-time expert in early childhood environmental/ sustainability education, has put together a most useful book. Early childhood teachers, teacher educators, and policy makers can use this collection of chapters on theory, research, practical application, and ethics.' Children, Youth and Environments

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