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Education outside the classroom increases children’s reading performance: Results from a one-year quasi-experimental study
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, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Denmark ; , , Health Promotion, Denmark ; , Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Denmark ; , Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Denmark ; , Health Promotion, Denmark

International Journal of Educational Research Volume 94, Number 1, ISSN 0883-0355 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

The use of education outside the classroom (EOtC) in schools is increasing; however, there are currently few studies assessing the longer-term impacts on academic achievement. The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between one school-year of regular (more than 2.0 h a week) participation in EOtC and Danish primary school children’s reading performance. We conducted a quasi-experimental study involving 20 EOtC intervention group classes and 10 comparison group parallel classes (Grades 3–6). Children were tested pre- and post-intervention in reading performance. We found that exposure to EOtC had a small positive impact on test scores. The implication that regular EOtC is positively associated with reading performance is discussed.

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Otte, C.R., Bølling, M., Stevenson, M.P., Ejbye-Ernst, N., Nielsen, G. & Bentsen, P. (2019). Education outside the classroom increases children’s reading performance: Results from a one-year quasi-experimental study. International Journal of Educational Research, 94(1), 42-51. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved February 20, 2020 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2019.01.009

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