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ERIC Number: EJ819585
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Beyond the Lorax? The Greening of the American Curriculum
Lowell, Clare
Phi Delta Kappan, v90 n3 p218-222 Nov 2008
As recently as a generation ago, playtime meant outdoor activity that put children in touch with nature. Now, it's chat rooms, video games, and virtual nature. The result is "videophilia" as opposed to "biophilia." This nature-deficit disorder has spurred a national movement that has made its way to Capitol Hill in the form of a proposed No Child Left Inside Act. If children don't care about nature today, they won't care about conserving it tomorrow when they're adults. Environmental education assumes an importance and justification that thrusts it center stage into the educational arena.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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