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ERIC Number: EJ939283
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-0020-7187
Why We Should Begin Early with ESD: The Role of Early Childhood Education
Pramling Samuelsson, Ingrid
International Journal of Early Childhood, v43 n2 p103-118 Aug 2011
Only recently has Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) become a question for Early Childhood Education (ECE, including care). Since it is a new area of content in ECE, there are also many questions to sort out. Some people claim that young children should be sheltered from all the problems in the world, which is an understandable standpoint, but in this article I present arguments for ESD both as content (the object of learning) and a way of working with children (the act of learning) in the early years. Support for these arguments is found both in recent research and in international political/policy agreements.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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