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Schoolyard Learning: The Impact of School Grounds


During the Spring and Summer of 2000, the Boston Schoolyard Initiative, in collaboration with the Global Learning Group, undertook a survey of schoolyard programs aimed at increasing educational opportunities for children. The survey results, along with a literature review, have been incorporated into a research paper on the impact of school grounds on children's learning and development.


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Subject The Boston Schoolyard Initiative and the Global Learning Group assessment of schoolyard impact on the on academic learning and child development.
Author Education Development Center, Inc. and the Boston Schoolyard Funders Collaborative
Keywords schoolyard, student achievement, child development
Pedagogical Area
  • place-based education, environment as integrating context (EIC)
Subject Area
  • physical education, outdoor recreation
Delivery Area
  • school based
Outcome Area
  • academic performance
Participant Area
  • student
  • educator
  • school
Age Area
  • early childhood (2-5 years old)
  • elementary (6-11 years old)