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ERIC Number: EJ1054416
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0574
School Gardens: Situating Students within a Global Context
Wolsey, Thomas DeVere; Lapp, Diane
Journal of Education, v194 n3 p53-60 2014
School-based gardens are increasingly common. The benefits to students reflect principles of global education by modeling sustainability through responsible ecological planning and service to the community, the environment, and humanity. The authors propose a pedagogical framework for planning school gardens and related experiences that demonstrate how gardens promote healthier eating habits, practices that impact global economies, and service to the community, as well as the integration of knowledge of cultures, local and global resources, and sustainable food sources. The article reports interviews with proponents who offer a practical introduction to educators who wish to support students' understanding of how local actions can promote global community building.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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