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ERIC Number: ED075140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Parents Guide to Outdoor Education (A Project Study-School Day Camping Program for Sixth Grade Boys and Girls).
Westbury Public Schools, NY.
Intended as a guide to outdoor education for parents of 6th grade boys and girls, this document explains the purpose of outdoor education, which is to extend the classroom to the outdoors. It is explained that many learning concepts can be taught and understood with greater efficiency in the out-of-doors and that the activities are related to the regular classroom program in every way possible. Some of the 8 basic objectives are (1) to develop an appreciation of the outdoors; (2) to make classroom learning more meaningful; (3) to develop a sense of responsibility; and (4) to learn to live in the outdoors, in other words, to develop skills in camp crafts and cooking. The document contents explain to the parent the philosophy of camping, what outdoor education is, and how it can contribute to a child's development. A major premise of outdoor education, the basic principles of the outdoor education program, 13 aims and objectives of what camp can do, and the role of the classroom teacher are presented. A camping vocabulary of approximately 73 words is provided. (FF)
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Authoring Institution: Westbury Public Schools, NY.