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TOPIC: Students should choose field trips

Topic:  Students should choose field trips
 
Supportive websites:

"Choices for Children" 
Author:  Alfie Kohn, speaker on education and parenting
Publisher:  Phi Delta Kappan magazine and AlfieHohn.org
Updated:  1993
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
Updated:  2013
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.

 


Negative Websites:  

"Field Trips: Beneficial or waste of time?"
Author:  no author
Publisher:  Rockville Rampage (student newspaper)
Updated:  2015
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
Updated:  2009
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)
Updated:  2010
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.


Neutral Websites: 

"Making the Most of Field Trips"
Author:  Linda Mayger, an experienced teacher
Publisher:  ASCD (a group that promotes educational resources to help teachers)
Updated:  2007
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.

 

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