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Title: Moving Forward from the Margins: Education for Sustainability in Australian Early Childhood Contexts
Contributor(s): Elliott, Sue  (author); Davis, Julie (author)
Publication Date: 2018
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-67732-3_12
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Abstract: The early childhood years are regarded as the most significant period for human development. Yet, education investments in environmental education (EE)/ education for sustainability (EfS) have been largely overlooked in the early years. This chapter offers an analysis of early childhood education for sustainability (ECEfS) theory and practice in Australia - recognised as a leader in ECEfS. It draws on historical and international contexts, key theoretical perspectives and policy directions informing broader uptake. We believe the Australian experience with ECEfS offers pointers for other parts of the world looking to ramp up their ECEfS activities.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: International Perspectives on the Theory and Practice of Environmental Education: A Reader, v.3, p. 163-178
Publisher: Springer
Place of Publication: Cham, Switzerland
ISBN: 9783319677316
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
130102 Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori)
Fields 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
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
Series Name: Environmental Discourses in Science Education
Series Number : 3
Editor: Editor(s): Giuliano Reis and Jeff Scott
Appears in Collections:Book Chapter
School of Education

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