In Nairobi in 1995, during the second preparatory meeting for the international United Nations Habitat II conference, delegates recognizes that they had been giving insufficient attention in their agenda to the special needs of children for sage, secure and healthy living conditions. A child caucus, composed mainly of non-governmental organizations with Plan International in … Continue Reading ››
In the first step to construct a model of the development of environmental concern, theories of children's understanding of environmental processes are moral development are reviewed. Connections between development in these fields and development of environmental concern are suggest. It is proposed that there are three motivations for environmental concern, which involve separate but overlapping paths … Continue Reading ››
This publication includes two brief essay, one by Roger Hart, and the other by Louise Chawla. In each the authors address the role of gardening in the development of children's understanding of their environment, and their desire to care for it.
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Learning Through Gardening
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This paper is a fist stage in the construction of a model of the development of children's concern for the physical environment. To explore this process of development, it will consider sources of environmental knowledge and emotional investment, and some model of the origins of environmental knowledge, emotion and action will be applied to suggest … Continue Reading ››
In a first step to construct a model of the development of an environmental concern, literature is reviewed regarding children's understanding of environmental processes, their motivations for engagement with the physical world, and their moral development. Political socialization, which hear upon their likelihood of taking action, is also reviewed. Connections between development in these fields … Continue Reading ››