ERIC Number: EJ884481
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
Children's Literature on Recycling: What Does It Contribute to Environmental Literacy?
Christenson, Mary A.
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v7 n4 p144-154 2008
This article addresses the content and use of children's literature to teach about recycling. Twenty children's books were examined using a coding system created to compare and generalize about the content of the books. It was found that although the books can be useful for providing basic information they fall short in asking children to think critically about recycling. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Environmental Education, Recycling, Critical Thinking, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Research, Content Analysis, Citizenship Education, Relevance (Education), Literacy, Consciousness Raising
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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