Supervision on the School Playground Expert Article

This article examines supervision best practice philosophies associated with educational communities. The article also discusses a pro-active leadership approach to developing playground policy and supervision training for educational communities.

Abstract

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has reported that each year 205,860 children receive emergency medical treatment for playground-related injuries (O’Brien, 2009). In attempting to increase student accountability and ensure academic success of all students, it becomes important for school educators and leaders to take a pro-active approach to injury prevention and make a concerted effort to examine the role of the outdoor environment. The purpose of this article examines supervision best practice philosophies associated with educational communities. The article will discuss a pro-active leadership approach to developing playground policy and supervision training for educational communities.

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