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ERIC Number: ED176901
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Pages: 170
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Influence of a Resident Outdoor Program on the Attitudes of Sixth Grade Students Toward Outdoor Concepts Using Two Teaching Methods.
Millward, Robert E.
Investigating the effect of a resident outdoor experience on the attitudes of 300 sixth grade students exposed to two different teaching methods, students from the Brownsville School District in Pennsylvania were randomly assigned to a week-long camp experience. Teachers in the control group (N=3) were given 20 hours of training in outdoor strategies for numerous disciplines, while teachers in the experimental group (N=3) were given additional instruction in attitudinal strategies. Using the Ribble-Shultz Social Substantive Schedule to code the verbal interaction between student and teacher and the Millward-Ginter Outdoor Attitude Inventory to measure student attitudes toward the environment, education, pollution, and socialization, null hypotheses re: the effect of sex differences, grade averages, the week's camp experience, and the pre- and post-tests were tested. Results indicated: attitudes toward social interaction were positively influenced, but attitudes toward outdoor educational concepts changed very little; attitude scores differed significantly between three grade average groups but were not consistantly different in the within group category; attitude scores were not affected by sex differences; teacher/student verbal interaction patterns were similar in both groups; the experimental teacher group made little use of affective techniques. (JC)
Inter-Library Loan, The Pennsylvania State University , University Park, Pennsylvania 16802
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Brownsville Area School District PA; Millward Ginter Outdoor Attitude Inventory; Ribble Shultz Social Substantive Schedule
Note: Ed.D. Thesis, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park