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ERIC Number: EJ926287
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
Field Trips: Tradition in Jeopardy
Wheeler, Ginger
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v76 n9 p52-55 May 2011
The school field trip: something fun, different, exciting, exhausting--a break from the school day grind. But the field trip has ramifications beyond just getting out of school for the day. For students, the field trip is to the classroom what the big game is to athletes. For museums and other attractions, the field trip is a way to cultivate future fans. For teachers, the field trip is a way to provide hands-on learning and a reward for long hours in the classroom. It is a memorable experience for students, teachers, administrators, and parents alike. But field trips are in jeopardy because of budget cutbacks and concentration on reading and math. This paper takes a look at how districts are sacrificing field trips as money becomes tight due to recession and financial woes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois