ERIC Number: EJ1130936
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
The Eco-Club: A Place for the Becoming Active Citizen?
Lee, Elsa Ukanyezi
Environmental Education Research, v23 n4 p515-532 2017
This paper makes a twofold contribution. Firstly it presents a typology of eco-clubs that can be used to contextualise eco-club observations by researchers and can support management of eco-clubs by practitioners. Secondly it explains how participation in eco-clubs provides a space for a child to both enact and develop as a citizen, a place for being-as-becoming. It shows how children navigate adult behaviours in these settings and how these experiences afford opportunities for the development of attributes including critical and analytical thinking that are commonly associated with citizenship education in England. In conclusion the paper makes links between these unintended outcomes and the liberal underpinnings of educational institutions in England.
Descriptors: Clubs, Ecology, Conservation (Environment), Citizen Participation, Youth Programs, Children, Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Competence, Case Studies, Participant Observation, Semi Structured Interviews, Elementary School Students, Citizenship Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)