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The Sunday Special Looks at Wilderness Schools

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A new documentary, Beyond the Blackboard: Building Character in Public Schools, looks at the history of Outward Bound and other forms of “Expeditionary Learning.”
In the 1940s British headmaster Kurt Hahn set up a wilderness school called Outward Bound to teach young men skills they needed to survive World War II – skills like leadership, persistence, and working together. Hahn believed these were skills conventional schools should focus on too.

Fifty years later, Hahn’s ideas about education inspired a network of public schools in the U.S.

This Sunday afternoon, we'll explore what's known as the “Expeditionary Learning” approach, trace the history of ideas that led to its inception, and investigate what American schools could learn from its success.

Join us for Beyond the Blackboard: Building Character in Public Schools, on the KSUT Sunday Special, Sunday afternoon at 5 on KSUT.

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