ERIC Number: ED187485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Project Ranger Curriculum Guide.
Fox, Carla; And Others
The objective of Project Ranger is to improve school behavior and academic performance of selected, primarily "disruptive," students who are failing in the traditional school program. The Ranger curriculum uses the outdoor environment as the medium for improving student self-concept and relations with peers and adults and for providing skills which will help the student overcome his problems in the regular classroom. Published at the end of four years of program development, the Ranger Curriculum Guide is designed to be a manual for school districts and other organizations interested in implementing a similar program. The guide, focusing on program activities and student counseling techniques, presents thorough descriptions of goals, materials, and procedures in nine curriculum/activity areas: affective learning; ropes courses and initiative tests; conservation/community service work projects; field trips, and environmental studies. Topics for environmental study are community adventure; energy, food, and recycling; the Oregon Coast; Oregon geology and ecology; and winter survival. The guide includes a discussion of the program philosophy and the application of that philosophy in establishing student discipline and conducting activities. A bibliography lists 150 resource materials for teachers and students. (JH)
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Affective Behavior, Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Change Strategies, Counseling, Curriculum Guides, Discipline, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Field Trips, Group Activities, Humanistic Education, Individual Development, Learning Activities, Outdoor Education, Resource Materials, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Role, Work Study Programs
Portland Public Schools, 5103 N. Willis Boulevard, Portland, OR 97203 ($15.00; $1.50 postage and handling)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Authoring Institution: Portland Public Schools, OR. Area I Office.
Identifiers: Initiative Tests; Oregon; Ropes Courses
Note: May not reproduce due to colored paper.