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ERIC Number: ED012288
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
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OUTWARD BOUND IN THE MAINSTREAM OF AMERICAN EDUCATION, A SYNOPSIS OF SIX OUTWARD BOUND MAINSTREAM PROJECTS.
Outward Bound, Inc., Andover, MA.
A SYNOPSIS IS OFFERED OF SIX DIFFERENT OUTWARD-BOUND PROGRAMS, EACH OF WHICH IS AN ADAPTATION OF THE BASIC OUTWARD-BOUND PHILOSOPHY OF HAVING YOUNG PEOPLE RECOGNIZE FOR THEMSELVES THEIR PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL, AND SPIRITUAL CAPABILITIES SO THAT THEY WILL DEVELOP A STRONG SENSE OF SELF-RELIANCE AND INNER STRENGTH. THE ADAMS COUNTY, COLORADO, CONSERVATION PROGRAM TO RESTORE AND TRANSFORM AN ABANDONED LOT INTO A PLAYGROUND WAS AN ATTEMPT TO CHANGE THE ABSENTEEISM, MOTIVATION, AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF TWO GROUPS OF HIGH SCHOOL BOYS. IN TRENTON, NEW JERSEY, AN EXPLORATORY PROGRAM FOR URBAN DISADVANTAGED YOUTH INCLUDED CONSERVATIVE WORK, PARK DEVELOPMENT, FIRST AID, AND RESCUE WORK. IN ATIKOKAN, ONTARIO, A WILDERNESS ENVIRONMENT, A COURSE STRESSING OUTDOOR SKILLS AND COMMUNITY SERVICE WAS OFFERED TO BOYS AND GIRLS THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR AS AN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITY. A FOURTH PROGRAM, CONDUCTED JOINTLY BY OUTWARD-BOUND AND THE JOB CORPS IN COLLBRAN, COLORADO, OFFERED CITY-BRED CORPSMEN TRAINING WHICH INCLUDED DISASTER AND RESCUE TRAINING AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF SKILLS IN CAMPING, LEADERSHIP, FIRST AID, AND FIRE FIGHTING. TWO OTHER PROGRAMS NOW BEING CONDUCTED ARE AIMED AT REHABILITATING INMATES. IN MASSACHUSETTS, JUVENILE DELINQUENTS ARE BEING SENT TO EXISTING OUTWARD-BOUND SCHOOLS AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO INSTITUTIONALIZATION, AND, IN BRITISH COLUMBIA, OUTWARD-BOUND TECHNIQUES ARE BEING USED WITH YOUNG MALE RECIDIVISTS. (JL)
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Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Outward Bound, Inc., Andover, MA.
Identifiers: BRITISH COLUMBIA; Colorado (Adams County); Massachusetts (Andover); ONTARIO; Ontario (Atikokan); OUTWARD BOUND