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Web Abstract: 
Reports on a study of student participation in greening projects at a school board district level, based on two methods: 1) 149 questionnaires completed by administrators, teachers, and parents associated with 45 school ground greening initiatives; and 2) 21 follow-up interviews with administrators, teachers, and parents at five of the schools. Respondents and interviewees reported that students were involved in selected aspects of the greening projects, notably the designing, planting and maintenance. Much room exists, however, for more authentic and meaningful student participation, particularly in the problem identification and visioning phases. Recommendations as to how school board administrators might facilitate such participation are offered. Includes 45 references.
Author: 
Dyment, Janet
Journal: 
Children, Youth and Environments
Media Type: 
Text
Publication Date: 
12/31/2003
Page Numbers: 
130-152
Resource List Category: 
References to Journal Articles