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ERIC Number: EJ1391552
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2023
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1472-9679
EISSN: EISSN-1754-0402
No Muddy Shoes, No Dirty Clothes! Examining the Views of Teachers and Parents Regarding Children's Outdoor Play and Learning
Kandemir, Melike; Sevimli-Celik, Serap
Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, v23 n3 p301-322 2023
The aim of this study was twofold: (a) to carry out an in-depth investigation of teachers and parental views regarding outdoor play and learning, and (b) to examine the extent to which the objectives and goals related to outdoor play and learning were documented within the school curriculum. The data were collected qualitatively from 12 teachers and 35 parents whose children were enrolled in one school. Data collection occurred through observations, semi-structured interviews, and document analysis. It was shown that parental concerns relative to the weather, children's hygiene, and safety of play, influenced the outdoor practices of teachers as well as the children's access to the outdoors. Teachers' monthly plans also differed based on seasonal weather changes and differences in age groups. The findings shed light on the need for mutual communication and collaboration between teachers and parents regarding the benefits outdoor play and learning provided to children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey (Ankara)
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