'Early childhood environmental education: Making it mainstream'
'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...