International Explorations in Outdoor and Environmental Education

Preventing Fatal Incidents in School and Youth Group Camps and Excursions

Understanding the Unthinkable

Authors: Brookes, Andrew

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  • Examines fatality prevention in outdoor education comprehensively
  • Demonstrates that many fatal incidents have occurred in a relatively small set of knowable circumstances
  • Written and structured to allow program reviews and staff training and development
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    About this book

    This book approaches the prevention of fatal incidents in outdoor education and related fields through detailed study of past tragedies. Although safety in many fields is built on accumulated lessons from past incidents, tragedies on school or youth group camps and excursions are so infrequent and so widely scattered that knowledge from previous incidents can elude those who would benefit. Nevertheless, the emergence of unlearned lessons from the past weighs heavily when those affected by a tragedy judge whether an incident should have been prevented. This book provides a foundation for a detailed and comprehensive understanding of fatality prevention in outdoor education, and in youth camps and excursions. It compiles, examines, and analyses information on fatal incidents that have occurred over many decades, involving many kinds of groups and endeavours, from around the globe. No previous work has attempted this task.

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    “This is a book that should sit dog-eared on the desk or shelf of everyone who claims to be involved in outdoor education: instructor, tertiary educator, school teacher, youth group leader and trustee/board member. It is a book that needs to be read and reread and the learning digested to ensure that avoidable fatalities from the past are not repeated.” (Mike Brown, Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, December, 2019)
    “I am familiar with Brookes’ previous work on fatality prevention, this book has been influential partly as refresher, and partly due to the new insights which situate fatality prevention within wider safety discourses. … There is no one who has worked to this end so comprehensively and with such dedication. Brookes has inspired others, including myself, to make changes to our practice. This book continues the trajectory of this project and its impact may well provide a small solace to those grieving.” (Chris North, Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, December, 2018)

    Table of contents (8 chapters)

    Table of contents (8 chapters)
    • Introduction

      Brookes, Andrew

      Pages 1-6

    • Lessons Learned and Two Faces of Accident Case Study

      Brookes, Andrew

      Pages 7-20

    • Strict Aversion to Fatal Incidents as a Standard

      Brookes, Andrew

      Pages 21-54

    • Multiple Fatality Incidents on School and Youth Group Camps and Excursions – Water-Based Activities: Lessons for Prevention

      Brookes, Andrew

      Pages 55-100

    • School and Youth Group Camp and Excursion Catastrophic Events on Land: Lessons for Prevention

      Brookes, Andrew

      Pages 101-125

    Buy this book

    eBook $84.99
    price for USA in USD (gross)
    • ISBN 978-3-319-89882-7
    • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
    • Included format: PDF, EPUB
    • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
    • Immediate eBook download after purchase
    Hardcover $109.00
    price for USA in USD
    • ISBN 978-3-319-89880-3
    • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
    • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
    Softcover $109.99
    price for USA in USD
    • ISBN 978-3-030-07886-7
    • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
    • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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    Bibliographic Information

    Bibliographic Information
    Book Title
    Preventing Fatal Incidents in School and Youth Group Camps and Excursions
    Book Subtitle
    Understanding the Unthinkable
    Authors
    Series Title
    International Explorations in Outdoor and Environmental Education
    Copyright
    2018
    Publisher
    Springer International Publishing
    Copyright Holder
    Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
    eBook ISBN
    978-3-319-89882-7
    DOI
    10.1007/978-3-319-89882-7
    Hardcover ISBN
    978-3-319-89880-3
    Softcover ISBN
    978-3-030-07886-7
    Series ISSN
    2214-4218
    Edition Number
    1
    Number of Pages
    XX, 241
    Number of Illustrations
    1 b/w illustrations
    Topics