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dc.contributor.authorZhang, Donia.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-14T19:41:37Z
dc.date.available2009-07-14T19:41:37Z
dc.date.issued2006-07-14T19:41:37Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/2283
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this research is to investigate through adult perceptions what factors have enabled and limited student participation in schoolyard gardening, and how to support student involvement in schoolyard gardening. It is a collective case study of three schools in the Toronto District School Board (TDSB, Ontario, Canada) that are currently running a schoolyard gardening project. Sixteen interviews were conducted during May and June, 2005, and photos of the three schoolyard gardens were taken. The results show that the common factors that have enabled student participation in schoolyard gardening at the three schools are teacher's initiative and commitment, principal's leadership and support, parental involvement and donations, and the TDSB's EcoSchools program and workshops. The common limiting factors are time, money, and the unions' "work-to-rule" issue. The ways to support student involvement include teachers integrating the gardening into the curriculum; parents making donations to the school and creating a family gardening culture; principals supporting in money or budget and taking the lead; the TDSB providing funding, awards, incentives, and more maintenance; and the Ontario Ministry of Education supplying funding, curriculum link, and teacher training.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectToronto District School Board.en_US
dc.subjectSchool gardensen_US
dc.subjectSchoolsen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental educationen_US
dc.subjectEcologyen_US
dc.subjectElementary schoolsen_US
dc.titleAdult perceptions of student involvement in schoolyard gardening /en_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Educationen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Educationen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Educationen_US
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