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Title: Editorial - Special Issue: Contemporary Research on Early Childhood Education for Sustainability
Contributor(s): Arlemalm-Hagser, Eva (editor); Elliott, Sue  (editor)
Publication Date: 2017
DOI: 10.1007/s13158-017-0207-3
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Field of Research (FoR) 2008: 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori)
130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 390302 Early childhood education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160205 Policies and development
160303 Teacher and instructor development
Abstract: The first IJEC special issue on early childhood education for sustainability (ECEfS) was published in 2009. It included an article (Davis et al. 2009) about the UN set of recommendations adopted for education for sustainable development (ESD) in early childhood education, which are also titled The Gothenburg Recommendations. The 2009 special issue also included papers with themes on citizenship, globalisation, diversity, cultural relevance, policy and pedagogy, but only a few were informed by empirical research. In the editorial for the 2009 special issue, John Siraj-Blatchford (2009) noted that these papers focused on interrogating dominant economic and political thinking, promoting the three pillars of sustainability, and investigating the challenges of globalisation. Almost a decade later as global climate change has become a cause for mitigation rather than prevention, it appears more than timely for us, as guest editors, to revisit ECEfS. Our intent in this editorial is to critically reassess the journey travelled so far and propose avenues for further exploration.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Journal of Early Childhood, 49(3), p. 267-272
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Place of Publication: Netherlands
ISSN: 0020-7187
HERDC Category Description: C6 Editorship of a Scholarly Journal
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