ERIC Number: ED055701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Parents' Perceptions of Resident Outdoor Education, Rockford Outdoor School and Taft Campus, Illinois: A Comparison. Taft Campus Occasional Paper No. 4.
Jones, Orville E.; Swan, Malcolm D., Jr.
Evaluating 566 opinionnaires of the 1,400 distributed to parents whose children had participated in programs at 1 of 2 resident outdoor education centers in northern Illinois--the Rockford Outdoor School and the Lorado Taft Field Campus--this study sought (1) to determine what parents perceive to be the values and outcomes of the resident outdoor education program; (2) to learn whether parents endorse continuation of the resident program; (3) to ascertain who parents think should assume financial responsibility for selected aspects of the resident program; and (4) to provide parents an opportunity to make suggestions to improve the program of resident outdoor education. In the survey, validity and reliability of the parental perceptions, opinions, and attitudes were not sought; however, it was felt that the parents' responses were important in determining whether the programs were to receive public support or public condemnation. Thirteen conclusions, 10 recommendations, and 2 appendixes showing parents' comments and suggestions are included, along with 10 tables. (MJB)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Ecology, Financial Support, Literature Reviews, Opinions, Outdoor Education, Parent Attitudes, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Recreational Activities, Resident Camp Programs, Values
Lorado Taft Field Campus, Box 299, Oregon, Illinois 61061
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northern Illinois Univ., Oregon. Lorado Taft Field Campus.