ERIC Number: ED452407
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Landscapes for Learning: Growing Children, Youth, Schools, and Communities. Linking Learning with Life.
Vander Mey, Brenda J.; McDonald, Sian I.
This booklet provides information on implementing the Landscapes for Learning (LFL) program, which was conceived to bring children, youths, and communities together to learn about landscaping while beautifying local schools and communities. The booklet begins with a discussion of the concept of environmental stewardship. Described next are the objectives, benefits, and principles of LFL, which is designed to help participants develop job, teamwork, gardening, and academic skills through participatory learning activities in which all participants become teachers and learners. The next three sections present the following sets of profiles: (1) 10 LFL service learning projects for students at all levels, from preschool through graduate study; (2) 11 LFL projects linking landscaping to areas of the curriculum such as language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, and French; and (3) 3 LFL projects involving students, parents, and other community members. Guidelines for developing programs promoting learning landscapes in communities are provided along with guidelines pertaining to the following issues: getting and staying organized; partnering; promoting diversity; promoting sustainability; delegating; and addressing liability and safety. Concluding the booklet are lists of the following items: 18 possible sources of funding or in-kind services/contributions; 18 useful World Wide Web sites and other contacts; and 12 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Community Education, Conservation (Environment), Educational Practices, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Financial Support, Guidelines, Information Sources, Integrated Curriculum, Intergenerational Programs, Internet, Landscaping, Models, Nonformal Education, Partnerships in Education, Place Based Education, Program Guides, Program Implementation, Resource Materials, School Community Relationship, Service Learning, Student Organizations, Student Projects, Sustainable Development, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Betsy M. Campbell Foundation, Greenville, SC.
Authoring Institution: National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson, SC.