ERIC Number: ED097279
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Short-Stay Residential Experience: Residential Work by Secondary School Pupils.
Schools Council, London (England).
Most secondary schools in Great Britain today have implemented residential courses. They have built, bought, or adapted premises ranging from derelict colleges to country houses for use as residential centers where students may spend from a few days to several weeks studying, working, or learning to use leisure time. This publication examines several aspects of residential experience: (1) what is contributes to the education of children which could not be done on a day basis from school, (2) the objectives of residential work, and (3) planning necessary to achieve the objectives. Topics discussed include how girls experienced hotel life in London, field studies in English, a housecraft course, education for and through a leisure course, an outdoor pursuits centre, and other examples of residential work. Among examples of single-school strategies presented are how a town school converts a rural railway station into a residential centre, and an outdoor activities week. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Boarding Schools, Comparative Education, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Field Experience Programs, Leisure Time, Outdoor Education, Relevance (Education), Residential Institutions, Residential Programs, Secondary Education
Copies available free, while supplies last, on application to the Central Despatch Section, Schools Council, 160 Great Portland Street, London W1N 6LL
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: Schools Council, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)