ERIC Number: EJ1215670
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
From Climate Change Victims to Climate Change Actors: The Role of Eco-Parenting in Building Mitigation and Adaptation Capacities in Children
Nche, George C.; Achunike, Hilary C.; Okoli, Anuli B.
Journal of Environmental Education, v50 n2 p131-144 2019
Studies have acknowledged children not as climate change victims only, but also as climate change actors. However, only a few have addressed the preparatory stages of children as climate change actors. However, the few studies that addressed these preparatory stages gave attention only to the roles of schools and government agencies without adequate attention to that of parents. This article therefore attempts to discuss the role of eco-parenting in building mitigation and adaptation capacities in children. Relying on the authoritative parenting model, the article avers that eco-parenting can have significant effects on children's ability to protect the environment, mitigate, and adapt to climate change impacts.
Descriptors: Climate, Change Agents, Parenting Skills, Child Rearing, Capacity Building, Adjustment (to Environment), Parent Child Relationship, Ecology, Environmental Education, Modeling (Psychology)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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