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ERIC Number: ED039085
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 249
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Analysis of the Factors Which Influence Elementary Teachers in the Utilization of Outdoor Instructional Activities.
Hug, John Wallace
Teachers of fourth, fifth, and sixth graders from a 6-county area in north central Illinois were interviewed to determine the major school, environmental, and teacher-related factors which influence teachers in use of outdoor instructional activities. The interview instrument contained a form for collecting data on the personal and professional backgrounds of teachers and a rating form for 90 influencing factors. It was found that teachers active in outdoor education were younger, had more children, had 1.3 fewer years of teaching experience, had more degrees, had taken more college courses relating to outdoor activities, and had attended college more recently than teachers who had not used outdoor instructional activities. Classroom factors of grade level, ability level, general health, and socioeconomic status had little influence on utilization of the outdoors. A lack of curricular materials about outdoor instructional activities has discouraged teachers from using those activities in their teaching. (JH)
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Note: Doctor's dissertation submitted to Indiana University, Bloomington