The place of forest school in English primary schools: senior leader perspectives

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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
AuthorsKemp, N. and Pagden, A.
Abstract

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.

KeywordsBiesta; educational purpose; forest school; primary schools; England
Year2018
JournalEducation 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN0300-4279
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/03004279.2018.1499791
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Online14 Jul 2018
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Deposited25 Jul 2018
Accepted08 Jul 2018
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