ERIC Number: ED061160
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of an Outward Bound Experience and Its Relationship to Teacher Education.
Foster, Herbert L.; And Others
This report describes and evaluates a pilot Outward Bound program undertaken by 24 students of the State University of New York at Buffalo as an adjunct to the inner-city teacher preparation program. It was believed that such a program by testing participants to their limits both physically and psychologically would better prepare them to survive stress, control their emotions, and work well with other people. The evaluation of the program was by means of a) a faculty questionnaire with 65 questions prepared by the faculty and completed by the students, b) a student questionnaire with 24 questions prepared by a volunteer group of students and completed by students, and c) the Thurston Temperament Schedule administered to the students as a pretest and posttest. Results from all three instruments are included and show that the program was a beneficial experience in regard to personality characteristics and in the improvement of faculty-student relationships. More teaching of skills and group leadership by program leaders is recommended, together with more emphasis on health and sanitary considerations. The document also includes newspaper reports on the program, students' reactions, and a reading list. (MBM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Coll. at Buffalo. School of Education.
Identifiers: Outward Bound; Thurston Temperament Schedule