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ERIC Number: EJ1031569
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1472-9679
Enough of Ronald and Mickey: Focusing on Learning in Outdoor Education
Beames, Simon; Brown, Mike
Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, v14 n2 p118-131 2014
Fifteen years ago Loynes expressed concern that market-place values were detrimentally impacting on the provision of outdoor education experiences. As tertiary educators with an interest in the impact of globalization on outdoor education, we have sought to extend Loynes' use of McDonaldization by drawing on Bryman's conceptual framework of Disneyization in order to more deeply understand patterns of contemporary consumption. We draw on field visits to investigate the degree to which these two concepts have permeated the provision of recreational providers that serve schools. We contend that there is evidence that Loynes' concerns remain valid, but we suggest that more recent discourses around "place" may offer viable and supportable alternatives to "consumption-oriented" outdoor education practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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