If you think the future belongs to our children and that a good start to solving any of tomorrow's problems created today (example, the environment) is through education, you are right! Where should we start? Well, look no further than early childhood education!
I get goose pimples reading enlightened words from the Rethinking Schools. Check it out if you are passionate about education! Visit Rethinking Schools at:
The following words should excite you like it did me. It's thoroughly breathtaking!
'Rethinking Early Childhood Education is alive with the conviction that teaching young children involves values and vision. This anthology collects inspiring stories about social justice teaching with young children. Included here is outstanding writing from childcare teachers, early-grade public school teachers, scholars, and parents.
Early childhood is when we develop our core dispositions — the habits of thinking that shape how we live. This book shows how educators can nurture empathy, an ecological consciousness, curiosity, collaboration, and activism in young children. It invites readers to rethink early childhood education, reminding them that it is inseparable from social justice and ecological education.
An outstanding resource for childcare providers, early-grade teachers, as well as teacher education and staff development programs.'
[Orignal excerpt can be read here.]
WOW! Take heart! Ecological Education!
Joe Lai : )