Journal of pedagogy. Social, cultural and ecological justice.pdf (234.69 kB)

Social, cultural, and ecological justice in the age of the Anthropocene: A New Zealand early childhood care and education perspective.

Download (234.69 kB)
journal contribution
posted on 30.07.2020 by Jenny Ritchie
© 2016 by Jenny Ritchie. Educators have an ethical responsibility to uphold the wellbeing of the children, families and communities that they serve. This commitment becomes even more pressing as we move into the era of the Anthropocene, where human induced climate changes are disrupting the planet's systems, threatening the survival of not only humans, but of eco-systems and the earth's biodiversity. This paper draws upon examples from Aotearoa (New Zealand) to demonstrate ways in which a critical pedagogy of place informed by local traditional knowledges can inform early childhood education whilst also enhancing dispositions of empathy towards self and others, including more-than-human others.

History

Preferred citation

Ritchie, J. R. (2015). Social, cultural, and ecological justice in the age of the Anthropocene: A New Zealand early childhood care and education perspective. Journal of Pedagogy, 6(2), 41-56. https://doi.org/10.1515/jped-2015-0012

Journal title

Journal of Pedagogy

Volume

6

Issue

2

Publication date

01/01/2015

Pagination

41-56 (16)

Publisher

Versita

Publication status

Published

Contribution type

Article

ISSN

1338-1563

eISSN

1338-2144

Exports

Logo branding

Categories

Exports