ERIC Number: ED430384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Special Places; Special People: The Hidden Curriculum of School Grounds.
The research project "Special Places; Special People" is designed to provide insight and advice in the management of schools and their grounds for the benefit of children. This document describes the project's research methodology and findings, explores some of the wider implications arising from the study, and suggests ways in which schools might embark upon effecting change. Research findings are discussed on how children read the external environment and school grounds. Issues arising from these findings examine the importance of school grounds to children in a modern society, the messages school grounds convey about the ethos of schools, and children's attitudes and behavior that are determined by the school grounds and the way they are managed. The report's concluding section contains an alphabetical listing of references and resource information on school grounds development, play theory, children and the environment, children's games, and lunchtime supervision and management. (GR)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Hidden Curriculum, Outdoor Education, Public Schools, Student School Relationship
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: World Wide Fund for Nature - UK, Surrey (England).; Learning through Landscape Trust, Winchester (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)