The Roots of Environmental Concern

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 way in which community design can enhance opportunities for leaning and responsible action.

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Title:  The Roots of Environmental Concern

Author(s): Roger Hart, Louise Chawla

Publication Date: 1995

Publisher: The NAMTA Conference: Child and Environment–Montessori Connections