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Outdoor education: essential education for Australia’s future

Eglington, C. and Broderick, P. (2007) Outdoor education: essential education for Australia’s future. In: 25th Biennial ACHPER National/International Conference, 3-6 October 2007, Fremantle, Western Australia pp. 1-13.

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At a recent College Awards night most prizes were received by girls. The situation is too familiar. Boys are failing in education. They are alienated from the educational process and this impacts on lifestyle choices and opportunity as they enter adulthood. At the same time, rapid advances in knowledge of climate change has given impetus to the need for ecological and social sustainability and this has been reflected in an array of policy initiatives at an international, national and local level. The circumstances of boys and the need for social and ecological sustainability are intricately linked and this paper explores that nexus, as it is revealed, in the delivery of Outdoor Education in Australia.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Psychology
Publisher: Australian Council for Health Physical Education & Recreation WA (ACHPER WA)
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Notes: The authors acknowledge the extensive assistance of Dr Paul Bowen in the preparation of this paper
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