ERIC Number: ED173060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Final Quantitative Evaluation for 1972-73 Year II.
Fersch, Ellsworth; Smith, Mary
High school sophomores participating in the second year of Project Adventure, an educational program expanded to include community service, experiential learning, and a rigorous physical education program, showed improvements in physical abililty and self-concept consistent with improvements shown by students in the program's first year. Quantitative evaluation of the physical education component involved administration of six pre- and post-tests to 231 tenth grade students at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School in Massachusetts. One instrument was discarded and one revised. The other four were the same tests used the previous year. As in the first year, both sexes demonstrated improved physical ability and girls showed a significant improvement in self-concept. The favorable response of girls to the outdoor physical education program seemed to influence their self perceptions directly. Boys became more active in class discussions, as had the girls the year before. Boys' and girls' concepts of the school climate improved. Qualitative evaluation (community response, parental opinion, student comment) was also positive. Data from the third year is needed to assess the project's contribution to the school as a whole. Availability of project materials is noted on the cover sheet. (SB)
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Affective Objectives, Comparative Analysis, Educational Environment, Experiential Learning, Females, Grade 10, High School Students, Interdisciplinary Approach, Males, Outdoor Education, Physical Education, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Self Concept, Self Esteem, Sex Differences, Validated Programs
Project Adventure, Box 157, Hamilton, Massachusetts 01936 ($.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Compensatory Education.
Authoring Institution: Project Adventure, Hamilton, MA.
Identifiers: Massachusetts; National Diffusion Network Programs; Project Adventure; Rotter Internal External Locus of Control Scale; Tennessee Self Concept Scale
Note: Not available in hard copy due to poor print quality of original document; For related document, see RC 011 557