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Growing Up Green : Becoming an Agent of Care for the Natural World

  title={Growing Up Green : Becoming an Agent of Care for the Natural World},
  author={Louise Chawla},
This article reviews research that suggests developmental paths to active care for the natural world in childhood and adolescence. It emphasizes studies with young people that explore experiences associated with care for elements of nature, but includes retrospective research in which adults who take action on behalf of the environment recall formative childhood experiences. To provide a framework for the review, the article applies the expectancy-value model of achievement motivation of… 

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