ERIC Number: ED049031
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Changes in Attitude Toward Outdoor Education by Teachers and Administrators After Participation in the Cooperative Outdoor Education Project, Title III, E.S.E.A.
Chase, Craig Carleton
This study evaluates the changes in attitudes of Williamson County, Illinois, school administrators and elementary teachers toward the usefullness of outdoor education in achieving academic goals for their students. The 165 participants in the study constituted all of the educators from the 23 elementary schools in the county. Instruments used in the study included the Outdoor Education Inventory for evaluating educators' attitudes toward outdoor education, and the Outdoor Education Emphasis, a form designed for the study to provide information on population characteristics. Results show that there were significant differences in the attitudes of both the teachers and the administrators toward outdoor education, that sex was an identifiable characteristic as to which academic areas would benefit from outdoor education studies, and the less experienced educators evidenced the greatest positive attitude change. This work was prepared under an ESEA Title III contract. (Author/PR)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Environmental Education, Evaluation, Inservice Education, Outdoor Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III