ERIC Number: ED072584
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Outdoor Education Experiences for Emotionally Handicapped Children and Youth.
State Univ. of New York, Plattsburgh. Coll. at Plattsburgh.
Presented are proceedings from a 3 day conference at which physical education and recreation personnel and teachers of emotionally disturbed children considered the educational and therapeutic possibilities of outdoor education for emotionally disturbed children. The introductory address explains that the outdoor educational process is especially suited to needs of the emotionally disturbed because a residential outdoor educational experience can minimize feelings of institutionalization which may threaten the emotionally handicapped child, and because outdoor experiences offer the added dimension of adventure to learning. Described is a summer program which accepts emotionally disturbed boys and girls in 2 week sessions and attempts to enhance self concepts and change attitudes toward school and the learning process. Noted are resources available for outdoor education programs as well as administrative concerns related to financing such programs. Four speakers provide practical guidelines (which comprise the major part of the proceedings) showing how science, mathematics, social studies, and art curricula could be enriched by using outdoor education techniques. Final sections deal with evaluations of proposed outdoor education programs as well as evaluations of the institute. (GW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. for Handicapped Children.; New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Plattsburgh. Coll. at Plattsburgh.
Note: Institute Proceedings, June 7, 8 and 9, 1972, Valcour Conference Center, Plattsburgh, New York