'Early childhood environmental education: Making it mainstream'

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Author: Amy Cutter-Mackenzie
Date: Mar. 1, 2005
From: Australian Journal of Early Childhood(Vol. 30, Issue 1.)
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd. (UK)
Document Type: Book review
Length: 544 words
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'EARLY CHILDHOOD ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION: Making it Mainstream

Julie Davis and Sue Elliott (2003) Early Childhood Australia, ACT.

In Early childhood environmental education, Davis and Elliott commence with the proposition that 'early childhood environmental education is viewed as marginal and this is not tenable if sustainable societies are to be created' (Davis & Elliott, 2003, p. 1). The desirability of bringing environmental education into the mainstream has been expressed at the policy level for some time and, in this sense, the publication is timely. However, this brief (34 pages) guidebook alone is unlikely to generate the change for which it advocates.

Novice teachers, or those unfamiliar with environmental education, may find this to be a useful introduction. In particular, the interesting case studies in Chapter 4 and range of practical ideas in Chapter 5 may inspire some...

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Cutter-Mackenzie, Amy. "'Early childhood environmental education: Making it mainstream'." Australian Journal of Early Childhood, vol. 30, no. 1, 2005, p. 58. Gale Academic Onefile, Accessed 19 Oct. 2019.

Gale Document Number: GALE|A131050291