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Mark Leather, Gil Fewings and Su Porter

This paper discusses the history of outdoor education at a university in the South West England, starting in 1840.

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Purpose

This paper discusses the history of outdoor education at a university in the South West England, starting in 1840.

Design/methodology/approach

This research uses secondary sources of data; original unpublished work from the university archive is used alongside published works on the university founders and first principals, as well as sources on the developments of outdoor education in the UK.

Findings

Both founding principals were driven by their strong values of social justice and their own experiences of poverty and inequality, to establish a means for everyone to access high-quality education regardless of background or means. They saw education as key to providing a pathway out of poverty and towards opportunity and achievement for all. Kay-Shuttleworth, founder of St John's, wrote that “the best book is Nature, with an intelligent interpreter”, whilst Derwent Coleridge, St Mark's first principal, had a profound love of nature and reverence for his father's poetic circle. His father, the famous English Romantic poet Samuel Taylor–Coleridge, made the first recorded use of the verb “mountaineering”. Coleridge was using a new word for a new activity; the ascending of mountains for pleasure, rather than for economic or military purposes.

Originality/value

The Romantic influence on outdoor education, the early appreciation of nature and the outdoors for physical and psychological well-being and the drive for social justice have not been told in any case study before.

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History of Education Review, vol. 49 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0819-8691

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THE month of exhibitions is upon us, and work study technicians will be interested in both the Mechanical Handling Exhibition at Earl's Court (May 9–19) and the Production…

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THE month of exhibitions is upon us, and work study technicians will be interested in both the Mechanical Handling Exhibition at Earl's Court (May 9–19) and the Production Exhibition at Olympia (May 23–31). A preview of both these exhibitions is published on pages 28–56.

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Work Study, vol. 5 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0043-8022

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Sheena Wilson

Even quite large corporate occupiers make decisions about their cleaning services, whether they are contracting them out or employing their own labour direct, purely on…

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Even quite large corporate occupiers make decisions about their cleaning services, whether they are contracting them out or employing their own labour direct, purely on the basis of perfunctory information on the standard and frequency of cleaning and the terms and conditions of work.

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Facilities, vol. 7 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-2772

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Mark Freeman and Jayson Seaman

The introduction sets out the scope of the special issue and suggests areas for further research.

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Purpose

The introduction sets out the scope of the special issue and suggests areas for further research.

Design/methodology/approach

This 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.

Findings

The 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/value

This special issue contains six original contributions to the study of the history of outdoor education, focussing on different locations in Europe and North America.

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History of Education Review, vol. 49 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0819-8691

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A.J. WELLS

I gather that this paper was given its somewhat pretentious title in an endeavour to emphasize the practical approach which it was hoped I should bring to this subject…

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I gather that this paper was given its somewhat pretentious title in an endeavour to emphasize the practical approach which it was hoped I should bring to this subject this evening. How far I shall be able to live up to this hope I hesitate to say. I realize that the arrangement of information in your libraries presents a very practical problem and that it is very much of a practical issue with you what form of arrangement you shall choose for your catalogues and materials. Some of you, I believe, have not solved the problem at all and others of you are dis‐satisfied with the solution which you have found. Only a very few enviable geniuses have found the complete solution to their own particular problems.

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 3 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

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THE end of October saw the return of most of our overseas visitors, continental and otherwise, to their homes, leaving with us pleasant memories of a mutually successful…

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THE end of October saw the return of most of our overseas visitors, continental and otherwise, to their homes, leaving with us pleasant memories of a mutually successful visit. The Englishman's proverbial difficulties with foreign tongues, even of neighbouring France, did not complicate matters unduly or reduce too much those interchanges which conference and school afforded. We can repeat our frequently‐expressed hope that there will be an ever increasing series of visits, both of the foreigner to England and of ourselves as foreigners to other countries. We would welcome longer stays in both cases. Nothing but good can come from them.

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New Library World, vol. 51 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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James Shein and Loredana Yamada

Sara Lee Corporation's acquisition binge in the 1980s and 1990s left the company with a portfolio of vastly different businesses operating independently of one another. It…

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Sara Lee Corporation's acquisition binge in the 1980s and 1990s left the company with a portfolio of vastly different businesses operating independently of one another. It had experienced rapid top-line growth, but at the same time cash flows had declined. Sara Lee ignored both internal and external warning signs until a major transformation plan became necessary. This case examines the company's multiple turnaround attempts. The learning objective of the case is to analyze “early stage” turnaround efforts by examining how the company found itself in decline, evaluating its attempts to improve its performance, and assessing the turnaround plan.

(1) Learn to identify a specific challenging moment when reading and analyzing a turnaround plan; (2) address the implementation problems of an early stage turnaround and discuss exit options; (3) evaluate when a change of long-held beliefs and decades-long strategy by a company is warranted; (4) evaluate Sara Lee's marketing strategies in light of the disappointed retail and wholesale customers; and (5) show the similarities in traits between turnaround managers and high-growth entrepreneurs.

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Kellogg School of Management Cases, vol. no.
Type: Case Study
ISSN: 2474-6568
Published by: Kellogg School of Management

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ALEC M HUGHES

THE YOUNG LADY WHO MADE THE REMARK WHICH IS THE title above was doing a repetitive assembly job of a kind which could be performed automatically once the necessary skills…

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THE YOUNG LADY WHO MADE THE REMARK WHICH IS THE title above was doing a repetitive assembly job of a kind which could be performed automatically once the necessary skills had been mastered. There are many jobs like that. But there are others where the necessary repetitive actions have to be accompanied by concentration, the assembly line jobs which offer no intellectual satisfactions nor have the compensation of daydreaming which ameliorates so many of the dull tasks which mass production demands. Other skills are of a different order — they may tax dexterity, or memory, or visual perception or subtle sensory judgments. Can such varied skills be taught and if so how? It is this BBC television series TRAINING IN SKILLS which sets out to examine the problem.

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Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 2 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0019-7858

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Russell Finex Ltd of Russell House, Adam Street, London, W.C.2, have developed a new concept in vibratory separation through woven mesh. The resulting DUO‐VIB Finex…

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Russell Finex Ltd of Russell House, Adam Street, London, W.C.2, have developed a new concept in vibratory separation through woven mesh. The resulting DUO‐VIB Finex sieving and straining unit is now available to process industries.

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Pigment & Resin Technology, vol. 3 no. 12
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0369-9420

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George K. Stylios

Examines the tenth published year of the ITCRR. Runs the whole gamut of textile innovation, research and testing, some of which investigates hitherto untouched aspects…

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Examines the tenth published year of the ITCRR. Runs the whole gamut of textile innovation, research and testing, some of which investigates hitherto untouched aspects. Subjects discussed include cotton fabric processing, asbestos substitutes, textile adjuncts to cardiovascular surgery, wet textile processes, hand evaluation, nanotechnology, thermoplastic composites, robotic ironing, protective clothing (agricultural and industrial), ecological aspects of fibre properties – to name but a few! There would appear to be no limit to the future potential for textile applications.

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International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, vol. 16 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0955-6222

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