Experiencing Environment and Place Through Children's Literature

Experiencing Environment and Place Through Children's Literature

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Recent scholarship on childrena€™s literature displays a wide variety of interests in classic and contemporary childrena€™s books. While environmental and ecological concerns have led to an interest in a€˜ecocriticisma€™, as yet there is little on the significance of the ecological imagination and experience to both the authors and readers a€“ young and old a€“ of these texts. This edited collection brings together a set of original international research-based chapters to explore the role of childrena€™s literature in learning about environments and places, with a focus on how childrena€™s literature may inform and enrich our imagination, experiences and responses to environmental challenges and injustice. Contributions from Australia, Canada, USA and UK explore the diverse ways in which childrena€™s literature can provide what are arguably some of the first and possibly most formative engagements that some children might have with a€˜naturea€™. Chapters examine classic and new storybooks, mythic tales, and image-based and/or written texts read at home, in school and in the field. Contributors focus on exploring how childrena€™s literature mediates and informs our imagination and understandings of diverse environments and places, and how it might open our eyes and lives to other presences, understandings and priorities through stories, their telling and re-telling, and their analysis. This book was originally published as a special issue of Environmental Education Research.Field manual for water quality monitoring: An environmental education program for schools. Dubuque, IA: ... Science and Children 40, no. 6: 33a€“8. Pratt-Serafini, K.J. 2000. ... Sidman, J. 2005. Song of the water boatman and other pond poems.

Title:Experiencing Environment and Place Through Children's Literature
Author: Amy Cutter-Mackenzie, Phillip Payne, Alan Reid
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-06-11

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