The place of forest school in English primary schools: senior leader perspectives
Kemp, N. and Pagden, A. 2018. The place of forest school in English primary schools: senior leader perspectives. Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004279.2018.1499791
|Authors||Kemp, N. and Pagden, A.|
Focussing on the place of Forest School in English primary schools, we explore the perspectives of school leaders. We use Biesta’s model of educational purpose as a critical lens to consider possible justifications for the inclusion of Forest School in the curriculum.
Four distinct accounts, based on an analysis of in-depth interviews, illustrate a range of participant responses: risk, intervention, respite and the right thing. One of these, we contend, represents a tentative step towards a form of resistance on the part of a school leader in the face of current pressures to follow a diminished set of educational purposes.
|Keywords||Biesta; educational purpose; forest school; primary schools; England|
|Journal||Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1080/03004279.2018.1499791|
|Online||14 Jul 2018|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||25 Jul 2018|
|Accepted||08 Jul 2018|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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