ERIC Number: EJ1024031
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Does a Nurturing Approach That Uses an Outdoor Play Environment Build Resilience in Children from a Challenging Background?
McArdle, Karen; Harrison, Terri; Harrison, Daniel
Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, v13 n3 p238-254 2013
Children from challenging backgrounds were brought to a woodland for a programme that sought to promote resilience at Camphill School. This qualitative study of one programme uses an ethnographic approach to research the effectiveness of this type of intervention. Case studies of three of the children are used to illustrate the ways in which resilience has been stimulated using the PERIK observation scale. The nurturing and outdoor dimensions of the project are considered instrumental in promoting resilience in early years children from a challenging background.
Descriptors: Play, Outdoor Education, Resilience (Psychology), Qualitative Research, Ethnography, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Nature Nurture Controversy, Elementary School Students, Disadvantaged Youth, Questionnaires, Observation, Well Being, Social Behavior, Self Control, Self Esteem, Coping, Emotional Development, Psychological Characteristics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)