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“Purposeful Field Trips” May Be Good For At-Risk Rural Students

Field trips alone hardly constitute place-based education, but they often are integral parts of place-based efforts and on their own, field trips represent an excellent way of introducing students to their community.

Education Week’s Diette Courrege highlights a study on this subject in this Rural Education blog.  The study, Describing Connections between Science Content and Future Careers: Implementing Texas Curriculum for Rural At-Risk High School Students Using Purposefully-Designed Field Trips" was published in the fall issue of The Rural Educator, the peer-reviewed professional publication of the National Rural Education Association.