Early childhood education and care for a shared sustainable world : people, planet and profits / Sandra Smidt.

Smidt, Sandra, 1943- author.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019.
116 pages ; 25 cm
Early childhood education -- Study and teaching -- Case studies.
Sustainability -- Study and teaching (Early childhood) -- Case studies.
Sustainable development -- Study and teaching (Early childhood) -- Case studies.
Environmental education -- Study and teaching (Early childhood) -- Case studies.
Early childhood education -- Study and teaching.
Case studies.
"Making an important contribution to the growing body of literature addressing the issue of sustainability in the Early Years, Sandra Smidt here provides a highly accessible text examining the philosophical, political, cultural, economic, social and cultural aspects of sustainability impacting on very young children today. Drawing on current and global research, Smidt presents case studies and vignettes illustrating good practice and positive thinking in this constantly expanding field. Having clarified the myriad of acronyms used in this subject area, the book turns to the question of defining sustainability, before chapters explore a diverse range of topics: - How very young children make sense of the world and the critical role of teachers and practitioners in listening and responding to the questions they ask. - The young child as a citizen with a voice that needs to be heard, and ideas and opinions which should be shared. - Examples of how practitioners and settings are working democratically in recognition of the intellectual capacities of young children. - Possible pedagogies to support the learning and the emotional needs of very young children in relation to issues of sustainability. - The integration of services offering Early Childhood Care, and those offering Early Childhood Education. - Analysis of the professional standing of early childhood educators. Other key issues addressed in the text include the worldwide impact of global warming, globalisation, capitalism and human aspiration. Smidt expertly navigates these issues, illustrating good practice and providing those working with young children with the knowledge and understanding they need to support children to develop, maintain and live in a sustainable world" -- Provided by publisher.
The layperson's guide to acronyms and icons
Defining sustainable development
The questioning child : the listening adult
The child as citizen
Democracy in early childhood care and education
The OMEP World Project
A pedagogy for sustainability?
The case for care and learning together
Cultural considerations
Other ways of thinking
Building hope.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the James Hosmer Penniman Book Fund.
James Hosmer Penniman Book Fund.
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