To investigate the effects of rural work experiences such as coniferous forest thinning and rice harvesting on environmental recognition in urban youths of both sexes, the author conducted a series of working programs varying both working days and items. The 18-25-year-old subjects recruited were mainly students who were examined as to how their understanding of the rural environment would be changed through work experience. The results showed that in spite of differences in working days and items, the majority of the young adult subjects enjoyed and were satisfied with their work experience. However, the subjects with longer work experience tended to feel a higher association with rural areas, and also showed aspects of a deeper environmental recognition. Diversifying the work items contributed to reducing feelings of fatigue and widened the subjects recognition of rural areas.
|Translated title of the contribution||Effects of Rural Working Program on Environmental Recognition of Young Generation(PAPERS OF THE 22th SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH MEETING)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||ランドスケープ研究 : 日本造園学会誌 : journal of the Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 31 2004|