International Research on Education for Sustainable Development in Early Childhood

  • John Siraj-Blatchford
  • Cathy Mogharreban
  • Eunhye Park

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. John Siraj-Blatchford, Ingrid Pramling-Samuelsson
    Pages 1-15
  3. John Siraj-Blatchford
    Pages 17-28
  4. Xin Zhou, Zhanlan Liu, Chunhong Han, Guangheng Wang
    Pages 43-57
  5. Mercy Macharia, Njeri Kimani
    Pages 59-76
  6. Eunhye Park, Eunsoo Shin, Seenyoung Park
    Pages 77-89
  7. Marianne Presthus Heggen
    Pages 91-102
  8. Assunção Folque, Vitor Oliveira
    Pages 103-122
  9. Anne Kultti, Jonna Larsson, Eva Ärlemalm-Hagsér, Ingrid Pramling-Samuelsson
    Pages 123-137
  10. Gelengül Haktanır, Tülin Güler, Deniz Kahriman Öztürk
    Pages 139-153
  11. Cathy Mogharreban, Shannon Green
    Pages 173-192
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 211-214

About this book


This book offers a perspective on Education for Sustainable Development in Early Childhood (ESDEC) that is far removed from the ‘business as usual’ notion of an extended, predominantly environmental, educational curriculum for preschools. It presents a vision of sustainable development that has relevance to Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) from birth to school; it is relevant as much to homes, family support and health settings as it is to educational settings, and is as much concerned with health and wellbeing as with education. The book provides a perspective that is fundamentally embedded in notions of interdependency. It places an emphasis upon the importance of recognising the interdependency of peoples within and between nation states; the ecological interdependencies of the natural world; of humanity and nature; and most significantly the interdependency of adults and children. These emphases have their origins in the grassroots studies included in the ten chapters representing countries from around the world. The book reflects the idea that only global solutions and initiatives are capable of addressing the global challenges of climate change, environmental pollution, and global threats to ecological systems and biodiversity.


sustainable development in early childhood education preschool pre-service training kindergarten sustainable development water sanitation and hygiene WASH environmental education education for equality economics education inequality resilience poverty social justice

Editors and affiliations

  • John Siraj-Blatchford
    • 1
  • Cathy Mogharreban
    • 2
  • Eunhye Park
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of EducationUniversity of Plymouth Institute of EducationPlymouthUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Curriculum and InstructionSouthern Illinois University Department of Curriculum and InstructionCarbondaleUSA
  3. 3.Department of Early Childhood Education SeoulKorea (Republic of)

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-42206-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-42208-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2468-8746
  • Series Online ISSN 2468-8754
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