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ERIC Number: EJ1044610
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1925-7147
Making Tracks 1.0: Action Researching an Active Transportation Education Program
Robinson, Daniel; Foran, Andrew; Robinson, Ingrid
Canadian Journal of Action Research, v15 n2 p21-40 2014
This paper reports on the results of the first cycle of an action research project. The objective of this action research was to examine the implementation of a school-based active transportation education program (Making Tracks). A two-cycle action research design was employed in which elementary school students' (ages 7-9), middle school students' (ages 10-12), and high school students' (ages 15-17) experiences with Making Tracks were investigated. Qualitative data were collected through field observations, student questionnaires, and follow-up focus group interviews with elementary school "walkers," middle school "cyclists," and high school leaders. Results suggest Making Tracks ought to be recognized as a program that has great potential in school and after-school community contexts. Notwithstanding these positive results, additional changes to the program might be considered so as to enable additional positive results in the future.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada