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ERIC Number: EJ1218495
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1472-9679
Norwegian Teachers' Safety Strategies for "Friluftsliv" Excursions: Implications for Inclusive Education
Dahl, Lena; Standal, Oeyvind Foerland; Moe, Vegard Fusche
Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, v19 n3 p256-268 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore how teachers in friluftsliv (the Scandinavian equivalent of outdoor education and outdoor recreation) reflect upon their safety strategies in relation to pupils' friluftsliv abilities in the upper secondary school 'Sport and Physical Education programme'. This article is based on six focus group interviews of friluftsliv teachers. The analysis of the empirical material is inspired by John Evans's understanding of the concept of abilities as dynamic sociocultural constructs and processes. In the findings, different challenges related to teachers' experiences of a general decline in pupils' winter friluftsliv abilities are identified. Furthermore, the article identifies and discusses challenges related to teachers' safety strategies, which led to both inclusion and exclusion of pupils. The findings in this study reveal a tension between important winter outdoor skills and inclusive friluftsliv.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway