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dc.contributor.authorConnolly, Mark
dc.contributor.authorHaughton, Chantelle
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-08T16:01:40Z
dc.date.available2018-02-08T16:01:40Z
dc.date.issued2015-09-23
dc.identifier.citationConnolly, M. and Haughton, C. (2015) 'The perception, management and performance of risk amongst Forest School educators', British Journal of Sociology of Education 38 (2) , pp. 105-124en_US
dc.identifier.issn1465-3346 (ESSN)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/9267
dc.descriptionThis article was published on 23 September 2015 (online), available at https://doi.org/10.1080/01425692.2015.1073098en_US
dc.description.abstractThis article investigates how risk perception amongst teachers within an outdoor educational initiative, Forest School, both shape and are shaped by their understandings of childhood, pedagogy and their own professional identity. Drawing on a social constructionist perspective in theorising risk and childhood, the article argues that contemporary, hyper-sensitised concerns regarding children’s vulnerability emanate from both fears of the modern world, and the proclivity towards over-protection which these fears precipitate. Rather than treating this hyper-sensitivity as irrational or paranoid, the paper draws on socio-cultural theories and qualitative methods to interrogate how risk is perceived, managed and performed by teachers within an initiative which aims to reintroduce risk into children’s lives. The research found that while these teachers’ motivations to participate in Forest School were derived from a desire to expose children to formative risk-taking in the outdoors, the hegemonic cultural and institutional risk aversion which they were attempting to counter, aligned with their contested occupational identity, created tensions in how they managed and performed risk which militated against the full realisation of a Forest School pedagogy.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBritish Journal of Sociology of Education;
dc.subjectforest schoolsen_US
dc.subjectrisk managementen_US
dc.subjecteducatorsen_US
dc.subjectteachersen_US
dc.titleThe perception, management and performance of risk amongst Forest School educatorsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1080/01425692.2015.1073098
dcterms.dateAccepted2015-07-09
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