ERIC Number: ED033796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Pathways to...Better Education.
New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Outdoor education in the educational curriculum has become increasingly important because of the rapid extension of urbanization and modern technology. It is the school's responsibility to educate citizens for the worthy use of leisure time and to use and enjoy natural resources, man-made resources, or combined resources. Properly conceived, outdoor education can contribute significantly to the quality of educational offering as well as improve teacher-pupil relationships. Some resources that can enrich the teaching-learning process are school grounds, buildings, telephone and flag poles, streets, gardens, farms, mines, and camp areas. Since it is a less formal approach to learning, pre-trip planning and preparation and post-trip follow-up are important. Specific objectives must be carefully planned to meet the needs and interests of the pupils in the school and the community. The teacher must enjoy the out-of-doors and be willing to learn. Specialists in various areas may also contribute to aspects of the program. (CM)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.