Ecological counter-narratives of interdependent wellbeing
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Citation:Ritchie, J. (2011). Ecological counter-narratives of interdependent wellbeing. Journal of Equity and Innovation in Early Childhood, 9(1), 50-61. Available from http://www.edfac.unimelb.edu.au/ceiec/members/IJEIEC/restricted/IJEIECvol9no1/index.html
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/1898
This paper reports some insights garnered from a recent research project in Aotearoa (New Zealand) which explored possibilities for enacting ecological sustainability within early childhood education. The project was entitled: Titiro whakamuri, hoki whakamua. We are the future, the present and the past: caring for self, others and the environment in early years’ teaching and learning . The central platform for the study, which involved ten early childhood centres throughout the country, was a parallel philosophical approach of western theorising around an ethic of care, and Māori conceptualisations of inter-relatedness.