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Open-Air Schools: Part 5. Points in Controversy Concerning Open-Air Schools


by Siegried Maia Hansen Upton - 1914

Many questions have been raised in connection with open-air and open-window rooms. Among important questions to be answered definitely, including those in controversy, are the following: 1. Are the physical benefits derived from open-air experiments lasting? Are the sick children cured permanently or are their ills merely temporarily arrested? 2. Are the mental benefits lasting? Are they progressively continuous, or are they the result of over-stimulated interests and excitement due to the novelty of the new conditions and surroundings? 3. Is a city justified in spending in open-air school experiments three times as much money per child as is necessary indoors in order to educate a few sickly children and in neglecting the majority of normal children?


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 15 Number 3, 1914, p. 39-42
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10225, Date Accessed: 9/26/2020 5:50:30 AM

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