ERIC Number: ED332843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Proceedings of a Symposium on Year-Round School. A Training Event (Tampa, Florida, November 8-9, 1990).
Cox, James C., Ed.
A symposium on year-round schooling was held to provide a framework to enable camp professionals and school personnel to better understand the dynamics of year-round education, year-round schools, camping, and the areas where they are (1) compatible or (2) mutually exclusive. The purposes of the symposium were: (1) to explore the developmental needs of youth as addressed by both the camping industry and the public education system; (2) to present the facts on the year-round school movement and how it is currently being espoused by its proponents; (3) to discuss the potential impact of the movement on the camping industry; and (4) to give participants an opportunity to process the information in relation to their own situation as well as provide input to the American Camping Association National Board for the potential development of a position statement on year-round schools. The introductory section of the document discusses the philosophy of year-round education and explains concepts such as year-round schools, year-round calendars, and extended school year. It also explores the relationship between year-round education and outdoor education. Other presentations cover the topics of developmental needs of young adolescents; agencies that serve youth; the strengths and opportunities of informal education; dealing with change and finding future opportunity; the risk of year-round schooling to the complete child; year-round schools in Orange County Florida; and the importance of camp and related recreational activities to educational development. (ALL)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adventure Education, Camping, Developmental Stages, Elementary Secondary Education, Extended School Year, Leisure Education, Nontraditional Education, Outdoor Education, School Schedules, Time Factors (Learning), Year Round Schools
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Camping Association, Martinsville, IN.