Children's Experiences with Vegetation on School Grounds, Their Botanical Knowledge and Environment

Jan 01, 1989

This enquiry evaluates the impact of 21 junior school landscapes in England on botanical knowledge and environmental dispositions in 8 to 11 year old children (N = 845). Children's past experiences with vegetation and present experiences on school grounds are measured in detail, correlated with their botanical knowledge and environmental dispositions, and presented in regression models including a number of additional variables. The results indicate that both past and present experiences make a small, but significant contribution to the development of botanical knowledge and environmental dispositions and that the school landscape can be an educational resource for environmental education.

Margarete R. Harvey
EDRA20/1989 Proceedings
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Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA)

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