Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Nancy Neiman Auerbach
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© 2013 Emily I. Palena , Caroline T. Spurgin
This thesis explores schoolyard-based education as a viable and necessary method for rectifying the shortcomings within the American public school system and the Nature-deficit Disorder epidemic. We argue that schoolyard-based education should be fully integrated into the school system, not in the sole form of popularized school gardens, but as a standard teaching method. We show this using extensive research and a case study of three elementary schools in Claremont, California.
Palena, Emily I. and Spurgin, Caroline T., "Landscapes to Learnscapes: Exploring Schoolyard-based Education" (2013). Pitzer Senior Theses. 34.
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