‘Come with me where the sky is high and blue...’: the influence of literature by Jaroslav Foglar on readers and their environmental and outdoor experience


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Year of publication 2023
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Education

Web https://doi.org/10.1080/14729679.2021.2016451
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14729679.2021.2016451
Keywords Description of nature; experiencing nature; children’s literature; influence by reading; camping
Description As part of the empirical survey, we worked with a deliberately selected set of 1,135 respondents who are interested in the work of Jaroslav Foglar. We sought an answer to the question of whether readers appreciate the importance of nature and camping and whether they also look for it in real life. Data were analysed through descriptive procedures and relational statistical analysis. In the context of other monitored variables, we managed to prove that apart from the story itself, camping and appreciating nature is an important area, which respondents also apply to their daily lives. An interesting finding was the relationship between the spiritual orientation of the respondents and the appreciation of the importance of nature. This relation (in a negative sense) was also proven in relation to the amount of earnings and education.

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