Environments of Learning: Rarámuri Children’s Plant Knowledge and Experience of Schooling, Family, and Landscapes in the Sierra Tarahumara, Mexico

@article{Wyndham2010EnvironmentsOL,
  title={Environments of Learning: Rar{\'a}muri Children’s Plant Knowledge and Experience of Schooling, Family, and Landscapes in the Sierra Tarahumara, Mexico},
  author={Felice S. Wyndham},
  journal={Human Ecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={38},
  pages={87-99}
}
  • F. Wyndham
  • Published 1 February 2010
  • Sociology
  • Human Ecology
This paper investigates social-environmental factors contributing to differential ethnobotanical expertise among children in Rarámuri (Tarahumara) communities in Chihuahua, Mexico, to explore processes of indigenous ecological education and epistemologies of research. One hundred and four children from two schools (one with a Ráramuri knowledge curriculum and one without) were interviewed about their knowledge of 40 useful plants. Overall, children showed less ethnobotanical expertise than… 
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