TOPIC: Students should choose field trips
Topic: Students should choose field trips
"Choices for Children"
Author: Alfie Kohn, speaker on education and parenting
Publisher: Phi Delta Kappan magazine and AlfieHohn.org
Web Address: http://www.alfiekohn.org/article/choices-children/
Notes: Gives reasons why students should make their own choices in education and provides several research studies.
"Research: School field trips give significant benefits"
Author: no author
Publisher: University of Arkansas
Web Address: http://news.uark.edu/articles/21975/research-school-field-trips-give-significant-benefits
Notes: Tells about a research study that proves field trips have educational benefits.
"Field Trips: Beneficial or waste of time?"
Author: no author
Publisher: Rockville Rampage (student newspaper)
Web Address: http://www.rockvillerampage.com/opinion/field-trips-beneficial-or-waste-of-class-time/
Notes: Gives reasons why field trips waste time.
"Field Trips: Good and Bad"
Author: Ms. M., a teacher
Publisher: NY Teacher, her personal blog
Web Address: http://teachinginnyc.blogspot.com/2009/02/field-trips-good-and-bad.html
Notes: Gives an example of a good field trip and a bad one.
"Research Says...Choice is a matter of degree"
Author: Bryan Goodwin
Publisher: ASCD (an educational research organization)
Web Address: http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/sept10/vol68/num01/Choice-Is-a-Matter-of-Degree.aspx
Notes: Gives research to show that student choice is not always beneficial.
"Making the Most of Field Trips"
Author: Linda Mayger, an experienced teacher
Publisher: ASCD (a group that promotes educational resources to help teachers)
Web Address: http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/summer07/vol64/num09/Making-the-Most-of-Field-Trips.aspx
Notes: Tells several things to consider when choosing field trips.