Category Archives: Roger Hart

Wildlands for Children: Consideration of the Value of Natural Environments in Landscape Planning

Landscapes are, in part, expressions of culture and they serve a support for the continuance of particular cultures or subcultures. When one looks closely at variations in landscapes and their different impacts upon chil- dren it becomes clear that they serve as important tools in the socialization of children, though neither parents or planners are … Continue Reading ››

Children’s Geographies and the Geography of Children

Whether geographical behavior begins with a baby's first exploration of its own body, its spatial experiments in coping for its mover's attending, or when it first crawls away from the "nest", it must surely be agree that human geography beings in children. Why then has so little been written b our profession on the geography … Continue Reading ››

The Roots of Environmental Concern

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 ››

Children’s Participation in Health Care Facility Design

Health care facility planners and designers, like professionals in any other fields have not often recognized the valuable contributions children can make to their work. There are, however, some special reasons that make child participation in health facility design particularly important. First, child health care facilities are, even more than any other environment, adult-controlled. The … Continue Reading ››

Children’s Participation: From Tokenism to Citizenship

A nation is democratic to the extent that its citizens are involved, particularly at the community level. The confi- dence and competence to be involved must be gradually acquired through practice. It is for this reason that there should be gradually increasing opportunities for children to participate in any … Continue Reading ››

Action Research: The Critical Role of Children’s Environmental Education in Community-based Sustainable Development

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 … Continue Reading ››

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 … Continue Reading ››

Children as the Makers of a New Geography

We cannot rely upon the traditional approach of social science which observes children's live and reports it to policy makes in the hope that they will improve children's conditions. We need now  more radial social science research with children in which children themselves learn to reflect upon their own conditions, so that they can gradually … Continue Reading ››