Children and teenagers' socioecological perceptions. Environmental education proposals. La Huacana (Michoacán, México)

Translated title of the contribution: Children and teenagers' socioecological perceptions. Environmental education proposals. La Huacana (Michoacán, México)

Roser Maneja Zaragoza, Martí Boada, Narciso Barrera-Bassols, Mike McCall

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Abstract

The development of new approaches in environmental education and the use of innovative methodologies may improve knowledge of social interests and perceptions regarding the environment. In the present study, drawings, questionnaires and use of the Participatory Global Positioning System (P-GPS) were included to obtain the socio-ecological perceptions of children and teenagers regarding their own community, in order to formulate implementation proposals related to educational and decision-making processes in a regional and local context. The area of study is located in the municipality of La Huacana, in the State of Michoacán (México). The sample consists of 284 pupils from elementary and secondary schools, ages 5 to 17, living in small rural villages around the Natural Protected Area of Volcán el Jorullo (the Jorullo Volcano). Results obtained through statistical analysis show that place of residence (rural or urban) is the main factor that influences differences in the children and teenager's socio-ecological perceptions.
Translated title of the contributionChildren and teenagers' socioecological perceptions. Environmental education proposals. La Huacana (Michoacán, México)
Original languageMultiple languages
Pages (from-to)39-51
JournalUtopia y Praxis Latinoamericana
Volume14
Issue number44
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2009

Keywords

  • Children
  • Implementation proposals
  • New approaches
  • Place of residence
  • Socio-ecological perceptions
  • Teenagers

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