ERIC Number: ED026980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec-31
Reference Count: 0
A Model Option of Courses for Instruction in Wildland Recreation Management at the College Undergraduate Level.
Bury, Richard L.
Recreational use of wildland is growing rapidly and forms a major portion of the manager's job. About one-third of today's forestry students will be employed by land management agencies or by companies committed to the multiple-use concept. Education, course materials and the supply of forest management graduates have lagged considerably behind needs and the demand for published information on managerial skills and for qualified personnel is increasing. To help meet these needs, this report contains information on the current and expected nature of the recreation management job on the western national forests; judgments of recreation managers on educational deficiencies of forestry graduates and recommendations for changes in forestry education; basic philosophies of education and recreation management accepted as guides in course development; a general framework for the technical content of a course in wildland recreation management; and a group of 4 courses geared to the above factors. The proposed courses should provide educators with a useful source for preparing their own courses in recreation management within the multiple-use context. Four categories of literature were reviewed and utilized in implementing the project: methods of research in education, methods of job analysis, theory of education and curriculum development, technical components and education in wildland recreation management. Additional course recommendations are expected to appear in 1969 as a publication of the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station. (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff.