Outdoor education in historical perspective

Academic Article


  • PurposeThe introduction sets out the scope of the special issue and suggests areas for further research.Design/methodology/approachThis introductory article sets out the rationale and contents of the special issue of History of Education Review on “Outdoor Education in Historical Perspective”. It briefly summarizes the existing state of research and introduces the six articles that comprise the issue.FindingsThe introduction identifies four particular themes that arise from the existing literature and from the diverse contributions to this special issue: transculturality; space and place; religion and spirituality; and personality/personalities.Originality/valueThis special issue contains six original contributions to the study of the history of outdoor education, focussing on different locations in Europe and North America.
  • Authors

  • Freeman, Mark
  • Seaman, Jayson
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • June 1, 2020
  • Published In


  • Kurt Hahn
  • Outdoor education
  • Space and place
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Start Page

  • 1
  • End Page

  • 7
  • Volume

  • 49
  • Issue

  • 1