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dc.contributor.advisorHenderson, Bob
dc.contributor.authorPerrin, Alison
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-11T22:51:46Z
dc.date.available2011-07-11T22:51:46Z
dc.date.issued2011-07-11
dc.date.submitted2010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10170/443
dc.description.abstractACES is an integrated curriculum program that has been a part of the Yukon public education system since 1989. This study explores the impacts of this place-based outdoor education program on the participants‟ relationships with the environment. Interview and observation data were collected from 15 participants during a 13 day canoe trip on the Yukon River, which was the culmination of their semester long course. There were nine significant themes that emerged from the data that provide insight into the successes of the program and the impact it has on the students. The findings support the importance of outdoor education as a means for connecting young people with nature and as a catalyst for change and growth. They demonstrate the central role the teacher has in the success of the program and how the Yukon-centric focus promotes a connection with the local landscape resulting in concern for local environmental issues.en_US
dc.subjectOutdoor educationen_US
dc.subjectNature--Psychological aspectsen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental educationen_US
dc.subjectYukonen_US
dc.subjectInterviews (Research methodology)en_US
dc.titleACES : connecting youth to the environment through outdoor educationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. in Environmental Education and Communicationen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.degree.disciplineSchool of Environment and Sustainabilityen_US


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