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Young Children and the Environment  : 3rd Edition - Early Education for Sustainability - Julie Davis

Young Children and the Environment

3rd Edition - Early Education for Sustainability

By: Julie Davis (Editor), Sue Elliott (Editor)

Paperback | 11 July 2024 | Edition Number 3

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Young Children and the Environment is a practical, future-oriented resource that explores how early childhood educators can work with children, their families and wider community to tackle issues of sustainability.

Now in its third edition, this seminal text covers Early Childhood Education for Sustainability, as well as the science of sustainability, public health, children's wellbeing, ethics and a broad range of environmental management topics. 'Stories from the Field' present practical ideas for early childhood educators to support their own learning and teaching in sustainability, and international case studies provide examples of how sustainability is taught to young children across the globe. Young Children and the Environment is a call to action for those who work with children to put in place practices for a sustainable future.

This book is a vital resource for students and practitioners looking for guidance on how to implement change for the future of children and the environment.

About the Authors

Julie Davis has a teaching Diploma, B. Environmental Studies, M. Environmental Education, and a Ph.D. in curriculum change. As an early childhood teacher educator, she taught and researched at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia for over thirty years focusing on embedding environmental and sustainability education into science, social studies and health education subjects. She co-founded the now-Queensland Early Childhood Sustainability Network in 1996. She has edited international textbooks for early childhood preservice teachers in ECEfS, and published multiple research and professional publications and reports. She initiated the international Transnational Dialogues on Research in ECEfS, and continues to write and research in ECEfS in retirement.

Sue Elliott is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the University of New England, New South Wales. Sue co-authored the first Australian text on early childhood environmental education in 1991 and her commitment to global sustainability and early childhood education for sustainability (ECEfS) continues today. Sue is a co-convenor for the Transnational Dialogues in Early Childhood Education for Sustainability research network and also the European Early Childhood Education Research Association, Sustainability SIG. She is a consulting editor for the International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education and most recently co-authored Early years learning in Australian natural environments.

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