Doing justice : young people’s representations of the Murray-Darling Basin

Cormack, Phil & Comber, Barbara (2007) Doing justice : young people’s representations of the Murray-Darling Basin. In Potter, E., Mackinnon, A., McKenzie, S., & McKay, J. (Eds.) Just Water : Cross-disciplinary Conversations on Water Use, Culture and Meaning in Australia. Melbourne University Press, Carlton , Vic., pp. 134-152.

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The business of helping children to grow up as ‘custodians’, or ‘future managers’ of the Murray-Darling Basin is not simple, and that single sources of information and ways of seeing the environment are not enough. Children (and adults) need to be able to relate individually, emotionally and aesthetically to their places if they are to learn to love them. However, they also need access to a variety of ways of thinking and seeing those same places if they are to be able to take action to sustain them – action that inevitably involves forms of communication with their fellow citizens. This chapter documents the writing and art program Special Forever, with its focus on communications, as an important intervention into promoting eco-social sustainability.

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ID Code: 41406
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Murray Darling Basin, Water Use, Conservation, Children
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Melbourne University Press
Deposited On: 03 May 2011 23:30
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2011 05:13

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