ERIC Number: ED207746
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep-30
Reference Count: 0
Adapted Outward Bound Programmes: An Alternative for Corrections.
Cardwell, G. R.
A number of programmes for delinquent youth have been established throughout North America based on the Outward Bound concept: to involve volunteer participants in an outdoor programme which offers challenging and adventuresome tasks in a high-impact environment. Project D.A.R.E. (Development through Adventure, Responsibility and Education) in Ontario is one such programme, based on wilderness living and a person's relationship to the natural environment. The D.A.R.E. schedule is divided into two 28-day phases; 10 students ages 15-17 are selected to work as a team throughout the programme. Graduation is possible within 56 days. Upon successful completion of Phase I (a combined environmental and outdoor education program), an approved high school credit in Environmental Science is granted. Upon successful completion of Phase II (a combined high adventure and experiential education programme), an approved high school credit in Physical and Health Education is granted. The primary goal of the D.A.R.E. programme is to effect behavior modification (improve peer relations, break the failure pattern, develop pride in a better self-image, develop a new sense of purpose). Do's and don'ts for adapted adventure programmes for delinquent youth, and a list of benefits to be gained from them are included. (CM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Ontario; Outward Bound; Project DARE; Survival Skills; Wilderness Education Programs
Note: Paper presented at the Atlantic Provinces Criminology and Corrections Association Conference (Moncton, New Brunswick, September 30, 1976).