ERIC Number: ED235174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Robb, Gary M.; And Others
This resource book provides guidelines for planning, developing, and implementing outdoor education programs for disabled youth. Part 1 offers a step by step approach to developing a program that focuses on the use of the natural environment as the primary learning element. Advice is given on individualizing the program, consistent with educational, rehabilitation or treatment objectives of participants, and developing strategies for integrating an outdoor education program into existing curricula. Included are ways of assessing the program's effectiveness and impact. Part 2 presents a variety of activities and resources in outdoor programs. Traditional educational approaches are described as well as the emerging area of adventure programming. Use and adaptation of equipment is discussed, and sources are suggested for additional support, ideas, and networking in regard to outdoor programming. The final section focuses on training. Included in this section is information on prioritizing training needs, processing training components, and developing training strategies for including outdoor programming in educational and rehabilitation settings. A bibliography and list of additional resources is included. (JD)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adventure Education, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Group Activities, Individualized Education Programs, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Special Education, Training Methods
Bradford Woods, 5040 State Road 67 North, Martinsville, IN 46151 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.