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ERIC Number: EJ1122522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1350-4622
"Everything Has to Die One Day:" Children's Explorations of the Meanings of Death in Human-Animal-Nature Relationships
Russell, Joshua
Environmental Education Research, v23 n1 p75-90 2017
Children's experiences of death are a potentially vital component of their developing sense of relatedness to non-human others and nature. Environmental education theory and practice would benefit from a broader understanding of how children view death and loss within ecological systems as well as within human-animal-nature relationships, but such research is currently lacking. This paper focuses on children's own descriptions of the deaths of companion animals--a largely ignored category of non-human others in environmental education--and explores three emergent, ecological themes. These themes indicate that death experiences within the home space are significant in ecological learning.
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Language: English
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