News and Thought Provoking Articles
Place-based education is gaining public attention in educational journals, websites, and print and web media. Below are a handful of articles below showcase various projects from around the country. There are also a few thought-provoking pieces that discuss the value of getting students outside and into their communmity. Share them with others. And please - - encourage your own local paper, radio station, television station, or favorite magazine to cover place-based education activities in your community.
- December 2007 Boston Globe article on a place-based education initative at Haley School in Roslindale, MA.
- April 2007 Valley News article about a place-based education initiative in the Upper Connecticut River Valley.
- Click here to read about how becoming a Project Learning Tree certified school boosted student achievement and saved a Louisiana school from closure.
Charlotte’s Webpage, and Unplugged Schools by Lowell Monke. Computers can be helpful instructional tools. When overused, they pull studentes away from outdoors play, and reduce the pleasure of authentic learning. Monke describes this phenomenon, and mentions numerous place-based initiatives that counteract this trend. These were originally printed in the September/October 2005 and 2007 issues of Orion Magazine. Go to the links above to engage in conversations about these articles.
- Richard Louv's book Leave No Child Inside has spawned dialogue and action across the country. Check out the organization Children and Nature Network , and read an article by Louv in Orion Online.
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