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ERIC Number: EJ921656
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0022-8958
Going Green: Empowering Readers to Change the Environment
Napoli, Mary
Kappa Delta Pi Record, v47 n2 p76-79 Win 2011
Educators have a shared responsibility to encourage youth to take positive action that can have an environmental impact both locally and globally. The North American Association for Environmental Education ([NAAEE] 2004) has stressed the importance of increasing environmental knowledge among teachers, by participating in in-service programs or workshops, so that they can arm children with the skills, attitudes, and motivation to make transformative action in their world. Accordingly, research conducted by Hungerford et al. (1988) indicated that more environmental knowledge is needed for individuals to become environmentally literate citizens and that educators can play a critical role in developing students' understanding of environmental issues. Using children's literature, educators can create opportunities to better inform children about environmental issues including animal extinction, global warming, and rain forest depletion. With quality children's literature integrated into the elementary curriculum, young readers develop environmental literacy to make positive changes in their world. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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