Making Space for Place: Exploring Place-based Education at an Island Community School
Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
This mixed-method study explores how one school has sought to maintain its tradition of place-based learning in an isolated rural community. The research examined the role of place-based education at the school, community and teacher perceptions of place-based education, and potential barriers and supports to using this approach in a public school environment. Data sources included interviews, a community survey, and a teacher survey. Findings suggested that even with a strong belief in the use of place-based education at the school, and ample resources for implementation, there are still several barriers to incorporating it into a public school environment.
LaBelle, Amanda, "Making Space for Place: Exploring Place-based Education at an Island Community School" (2015). M.S.Ed. in Early Childhood Research Projects. 16.