chapter  8
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Early childhood professionals as agents of change

An analysis of futures studies in early childhood education needs to focus closely and systematically on the attitudes and interests of young children. But other factors need also to be taken into account when considering the implementation of a futures-oriented early childhood oriented curriculum. Consideration should also be given to the implications of the initiative for the practitioners themselves. It is they, after all, who will be responsible for translating futures concerns in ways which are sensitive to the wider contexts in which children grow. It is worth while, therefore, to examine some of the current challenges and considerations facing the application of a futures-oriented early childhood curriculum.