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This article examines the importance of education for sustainability in New Zealand early years curriculum with particular reference to its inclusion in Te Wh[ a m a c r ] riki, the national early childhood curriculum. Fieldwork was conducted across two New Zealand early childhood centres during a 12 month period. The major finding was that there is a need for education for sustainability to become an integral part of Te Wh[ a m a c r ] riki, and should be incorporated as a core value within early childhood curriculum. This will ensure it becomes a part of everyday practice within early childhood centres in New Zealand. Children have a natural connectedness with nature. Moreover, as children are the decision-makers of the future, the values of sustainable living need to be instilled at an early age through an integrated early years curriculum. Furthermore, through curriculum-based learning experiences and modelling by teachers and parents, children can begin to take the first steps on a lifelong journey of sustainability.

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Url : http://eds.b.ebscohost.com.access.ewha.ac.kr/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=2&sid=ae79311d-04af-4161-ba0a-fd79a643b5b4%40sessionmgr105&hid=122
Languages : English
Published by : European Early Childhood Education Reserch Journal
Resource types :
Subject : Environment
Priority Action Area : Priority Action Area 2 Transforming learning and training environments
Collation : 0
Themes :
    Agriculture & Food Security
Regions : Asia Pacific
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