The question of how children become concerned about the environment is a very important one for anyone who believes that a concerned and informed citizen is central to the healthy stewardship of the earth. Child must has been written on environmental education practices, we know very little about how and why children develop a concern for the environment.
One problem is that educations, usually assign children to work on environmental projects rather than involving them in identifying problems themselves and collaborating with them in finding solutions. This is founded, I believe, in a restricted notion of the value of children’s actions in environmental learning, thinking only that such direct experience are necessary for their cognitive understanding.
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Title: Action Research: The Critical Role of Children’s Environmental Education in Community-based Sustainable Development
Author(s): Roger Hart
Publication Date: 1993
Publisher: Education for Development Bulletin