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ERIC Number: EJ871371
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0020-7187
Exploring the Resistance: An Australian Perspective on Educating for Sustainability in Early Childhood
Elliott, Sue; Davis, Julie
International Journal of Early Childhood, v41 n2 p65-77 Sep 2009
Climate change and sustainability are issues of global significance. While other education sectors have implemented education for sustainability for many years, the early childhood sector has been slow to take up this challenge. This position paper poses the question: Why has this sector been so slow to engage with sustainability? Explanations are proposed based on a review of research literature and the authors' long engagement in seeking to bring early childhood education and education for sustainability together. The imperative is for the early childhood sector to engage in education for sustainability without delay and to "get active" for a sustainable future.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia