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ERIC Number: ED501859
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 134
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 27
An Investigation into the Provision of Built Environment Education to Schools in London, the South East and Yorkshire and the Humber
Kendall, Sally; Murfield, Jenny; Wilkin, Anne
National Foundation for Educational Research
The report was commissioned by the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) to provide information on organizations providing education focusing on the built environment in three regions (London, the South East and Yorkshire and the Humber). The findings from this study will be used to inform "Engaging Places," a project from DCMS, in partnership with English Heritage, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE), and (later in 2007) the Academy for Sustainable Communities (ASC). "Engaging Places" hopes to inspire schools to engage more widely with local buildings, places and spaces; the project aims to do this by developing a network and communications plan which can harness and support the delivery of built environment education services to schools. Education focusing on the built environment can have a considerably broad remit, ranging from pupil involvement in designing and building their schools, and projects focusing on the relationship between people and places, to pupils exploring their own communities and local built environments, and linking religions and places. This research has shown a wide range of innovative activity taking place in built environment education. It has also highlighted a number of key messages which can be taken forward with the Engaging Places project. A table with organisations included in the telephone survey is appended.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Foundation for Educational Research, Slough (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (London)