PUBLICATIONS AND LINKS
An Essay by Jerry Dennis
This report reviews the literature about place-based education and explains the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative’s integrated model, which incorporates place-based education, sustained professional development for teachers, and school-community partnerships.
Going Local and Place-based Education: Learning to Be Where We Are (LINK TO COME)
Dr. Greg Smith (Lewis & Clark College), a leader in place-based education, wrote these papers. They include an overview and vibrant examples of the fundamentals and outcomes of place-based education.
This website has a comprehensive list of resources related to place-based education, including scholarly publications, curriculum documents, results of evaluations, links to organizations, FAQs, and a very useful section called “Obstacles/Solutions.”
The trust focuses on partnerships among schools and communities, and supports place-based education as an effective strategy for accomplishing its mission. The trust provides numerous online tools, ranging from portfolios resulting from place-based education projects to rubrics that help people assess their progress. Doris Terry Williams, who works at the trust, serves as a national advisor to the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative.
This site describes the center’s programs and provides links to general information about place-based education and service learning. David Sobel, who works at the center, serves as a national advisor to the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative.
PEEC focuses on the evaluation of place-based education. The site has general information about evaluation and provides links to place-based education resources and organizations.
Student Gains from Place-based Education
University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center (PDF)