ERIC Number: EJ885403
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
The Development and Implementation of Outdoor-Based Secondary School Integrated Programs
Comishin, Kelly; Dyment, Janet E.; Potter, Tom G.; Russell, Constance L.
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v3 n1 p47-53 2004
Four teachers share the challenges they faced when creating and running outdoor-focused secondary school integrated programs in British Columbia, Canada. The five most common challenges were funding constraints, insufficient support from administrators and colleagues, time constraints, liability and risk management, and inadequate skills and qualifications. The teachers also share their strategies for meeting these challenges. It is hoped that this article will help teachers who are interested in starting their own outdoor-related integrated program be better prepared and thus able to make their own professional dreams a reality.
Descriptors: Risk Management, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Teachers, Program Development, Educational Strategies, Evaluation Methods, Financial Support, Time Management, Environmental Education, Teacher Qualifications, Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada