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dc.contributor.authorRitchie, Jenny
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-19T23:04:41Z
dc.date.available2012-06-19T23:04:41Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.issn1172-9112
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10652/1901
dc.description.abstractWe 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.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subjectkaupapa Māorien_NZ
dc.subjectkaitiakitangaen_NZ
dc.subjectmanaakitangaen_NZ
dc.subjectearly childhood educationen_NZ
dc.subjectecological sustainabilityen_NZ
dc.subjectenvironmental sustainabilityen_NZ
dc.titleFostering communities for ecological sustainability within early childhood educationen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderAuckland University of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130107 Te Whāriki (Māori Early Childhood Education)en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationRitchie, J. (2010). Fostering communities for ecological sustainability within early childhood education. Early Education, 10, 10-14.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.spage10en_NZ
unitec.publication.lpage14en_NZ
unitec.publication.volume10en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleEarly Educationen_NZ
unitec.peerreviewedyesen_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms50790


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