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Fostering communities for ecological sustainability within early childhood education

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Show simple record Ritchie, Jenny 2012-06-19T23:04:41Z 2012-06-19T23:04:41Z 2010
dc.identifier.issn 1172-9112
dc.description.abstract We are now at the half-way point of the UNESCO decade for education for sustainable development, promulgated in recognition of the seriousness of the global climate crisis, and positioning educators as potential leaders in generating the cultural changes needed to address this crisis (UNESCO, 2005). This article reports on one key focus of a recent study, ‘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’, which had the aim of investigating how centres can work with their local communities in fostering ecologically sustainable practices. This project utilised a philosophical framework grounded in kaupapa Māori notions such as manaakitanga (caring) and kaitiakitanga (stewardship), along with an ethic of care (Noddings, 2005). The work of teachers from ten early childhood centres produced evidence of teachers proactively raising awareness amongst tamariki and whānau of strategies for caring for our environment, and ways in which this extended more broadly into their communities, some of which are described below. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en en_NZ
dc.publisher Auckland University of Technology en_NZ
dc.subject Kaupapa Māori en_NZ
dc.subject Kaitiakitanga en_NZ
dc.subject Manaakitanga en_NZ
dc.subject Early childhood education en_NZ
dc.subject Ecological sustainability en_NZ
dc.subject Environmental sustainability en_NZ
dc.title Fostering communities for ecological sustainability within early childhood education en_NZ
dc.type Journal Article en_NZ
dc.rights.holder Auckland University of Technology en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden 130107 Te Whāriki (Māori Early Childhood Education) en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Ritchie, J. (2010). Fostering communities for ecological sustainability within early childhood education. Early Education, 10, 10-14. en_NZ
unitec.institution Unitec Institute of Technology en_NZ
unitec.publication.spage 10 en_NZ
unitec.publication.lpage 14 en_NZ
unitec.publication.volume 10 en_NZ
unitec.publication.title Early Education en_NZ
unitec.peerreviewed yes en_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms 50790

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