ERIC Number: ED421309
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Coming Home: Developing a Sense of Place in Our Communities and Schools. Proceedings of the 1997 Forum (Jamestown, New York, May 16-17, 1997).
Baldwin, Mark K., Ed.
Begun in 1992, the Selborne Project helps teachers, primarily in middle schools, to use the square kilometer around their school as a theme to integrate nature study into the curriculum. The inspiration for the project stemmed from the 18th-century book, "The Natural History of Selborne," in which Gilbert White detailed nature's presence in the daily life of an English village. In 1996, the project came to the attention of the Annenberg Rural Challenge, which supports placed-based education and community connections in rural schools. This proceedings includes presentations and summaries from a 1997 conference on the Selborne Project and place-based education. An introduction by William L. Sharpe gives a brief history of the development of the Selborne Project by the Roger Tory Peterson Institute. Presentations are: (1) "What Education Can and Must Be: A Challenge to Us All" (Walter Cooper); (2) "Place-Based Education: Two Views from the Past" (Jenny Streeter, Helen Bowdoin); (3) "Place Value: Experiences from the Rural Challenge" (Paul Nachtigal); (4) "Summary Remarks" (about sense of place, sustainable communities, and the role of education) (Marty Strange); (5) "Sense of Place Education for the Elementary Years" (David Sobel); and (6) "Summary Remarks" (observations by a Rural Challenge scout of innovative rural school projects) (Barbara J. Poore). Also included are a summary of breakout sessions, description of conference field trips, profiles of conference speakers, list of conference participants, and photographs. (SV)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annenberg Rural Challenge, Granby, CO.
Authoring Institution: Roger Tory Peterson Inst. of Natural History, Inc., Jamestown, NY.