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ERIC Number: EJ899634
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0840-8114
Headwaters: The Next Stage in High School Integrated Programming
Elrick, Michael
Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, v19 n3 p14-19 Spr 2007
For 12 years, Centennial High School in Guelph has run an integrated program called the Community Environmental Leadership Program (CELP). In 1995 the program was offered at the grade 11 level. The program ran successfully in the second semester for seven years. In 2001, with the high school system being modified to fit into a four-year model, and the elimination of the environmental science and geography credits, a decision was made to move CELP to the grade 10 level. As part of the curriculum of CELP, high school students teach the three-day Earth Education Program "EARTHKEEPERS[TM]" to grade five students from the school board. This was modeled for by the Bronte Creek Integrated Project of the Halton board. In 2006, the grade 12 program "Headwaters" was initiated. In this article, the author shares the origins of the grade 12 Headwaters program and provides a brief outline of the program's curriculum and methodologies. He argues that integrated courses offer a sustainable solution for keeping outdoor and environmental education alive in school boards and provides reasons for this. (Contains 4 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A