Another day; another journal

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So, welcome to the International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education (IJECEE) which is to be published by NAAEE which, I am told, is bearing all publication costs (except reviewing).

Its blurb say it will

publish scholarly written work, anonymously and expertly reviewed by peers, that focuses on book reviews, educational approaches, evaluation models, program descriptions, research investigations, and theoretical perspectives pertinent to the education of all young children (birth to eight years).  The young children’s caregivers and the communities, institutions and systems, in which the children live, too, are a focus of importance.  The content of the publication addresses all aspects of environmental education as well as all reciprocal associations and impacts embedded within the environmental education experience. Implications for policy at the local, state, regional, national, and international levels are sought.

Age eight seems rather arbitrary; as does birth in a way.  What about ante-natal and parenting classes.  What about a quasi-experimental, longitudinal study of the effects of reading, say, Silent Spring, UNESCO reports or IPCC position papers to parents and foetuses?  The possibilities are endless: Is a Harold Hungerford monograph really any better than Wordsworth's Prelude at stimulating a love of EE?

Ethics clearance may be demanding.

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