Horticultural activities at elementary school in Seoul today

E. J. Jang, H. R. Kwack, C. H. Pak, B. H. Kwack

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Abstract

Questionnaires were tried in order to see how horticultural activities are currently taking place for elementary school children in the municipal area of Seoul. It was found that children's horticultural programs are more or less inconsistently carried out, mainly through the course of their lesson, school gardening cares, and special class works, etc. The teachers performing horticultural teaching usually have a childhood background of being brought up in rural environments. Most frequently horticultural activity performed by these elementary school children is by fifth graders, and is to supplement teaching relevant to the textbook. They do the practical work usually with flowerpots or containers, and in spring. Children seem to feel most interest in watering and harvesting plants. The extent of children's positive attitude toward horticulture is very much dependent on having a parent who had their own childhood experience in plants and rural life. Problems shown from the present assessment are the lack of a suitably sized gardening area in the school, and teachers' lack of knowledge of horticulture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International People-Plant Symposium on Exploring Therapeutic Powers of Flowers, Greenery and Nature
PublisherInternational Society for Horticultural Science
Pages271-275
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9789066054097
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event8th International People-Plant Symposium on Exploring Therapeutic Powers of Flowers, Greenery and Nature - Awaji, Japan
Duration: 2004 Jun 42004 Jun 6

Publication series

NameActa Horticulturae
Volume790
ISSN (Print)0567-7572

Other

Other8th International People-Plant Symposium on Exploring Therapeutic Powers of Flowers, Greenery and Nature
CountryJapan
CityAwaji
Period04/6/404/6/6

Keywords

  • 5 graders
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture
  • School children

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Horticulture

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    Jang, E. J., Kwack, H. R., Pak, C. H., & Kwack, B. H. (2008). Horticultural activities at elementary school in Seoul today. In Proceedings of the 8th International People-Plant Symposium on Exploring Therapeutic Powers of Flowers, Greenery and Nature (pp. 271-275). (Acta Horticulturae; Vol. 790). International Society for Horticultural Science. https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2008.790.40