ERIC Number: ED032178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Migrant Children...Outdoor Education's Role in Language Development.
Stapp, William B.; And Others
Four presentations were given at a workshop conducted to consider ways in which outdoor education activities could be utilized in the teaching of language skills to migrant children. Dr. William B. Stapp, University of Michigan, discusses the need for and major objectives of environmental education, and suggests points to consider in relation to the curriculum. Dr. Thomas M. Stephens, University of Pittsburgh, discusses methods of using environmental conditions for language acquisition. Emphasis is placed on external conditions which influence learning, i. e., teacher attitudes, instructional skills, and stimuli available for responding behavior. Instructional materials for outdoor education is treated by Dr. Carl S. Johnson of Ohio State University. He also lists recommendations for teachers seeking materials for outdoor education. Dr. Mary Harbage, Wright State University, relates outdoor education to language arts offering various suggestions for creating learning opportunities. Possibilities for developing outdoor education concepts on school grounds are given. (CM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Board of Education, Columbus.
Note: Presentations given at workshop held at the Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center (Yellow Springs, Ohio, May 8-10, 1969).