ERIC Number: EJ871373
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
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The Preschool Child of Today--The World-Citizen of Tomorrow?
International Journal of Early Childhood, v41 n2 p79-95 Sep 2009
Ideas of sustainable development, globalization and global citizenship raise questions about justice, rights, responsibility and caring for human beings and the world. Interest in the role of education for sustainable development has increased during the last decades, however little attention has been directed to early education. Even if the moral dimension in learning for sustainable development is evident it is seldom discussed or analysed. The aim of this paper is to discuss issues in everyday interaction as aspects of learning for sustainable development in preschool. The examples used as the basis for discussion are drawn from research on morality among young children (aged 1-6 years) in various daycare contexts in Sweden. From the analyses certain core values and competences are identified as tentative dimensions in early learning for global citizenship.
Descriptors: Role of Education, Sustainable Development, Global Approach, Citizenship, Preschool Education, Learning, Ethics, Values, Preschool Children, Child Care, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden