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ERIC Number: ED085150
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 50
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Reference Count: 0
Voyageurs '72; An Adventure Program for Eighth Grade Pupils. An Independent Study.
Savoy, Gordon H.
The study attempted to aid 8th grade students with an awareness and appreciation of their environment. A total of 30 volunteers, 7 girls and 25 boys, were used. Ages ranged from 12-15 and the volunteers were a random sampling of the population. Orientation and evaluation sessions were held the day before and after each exercise. Objective and self evaluation of the individual's and group's reactions to problems and stress helped determine the effectiveness of the program. Some conclusions were: (1) brigades were forced to work together as a team or suffer discomfort; (2) individuals learned to overcome some natural obstacles: extreme cold, slush, winds, hilly terrain, heavy underbrush; (3) participants were extended in covering the proposed route in the alloted time. Ten recommendations were listed, such as (1) the program is successful in strengthening individual character and (2) the program should be run in 4 phases for the 1972-73 school year to accommodate all grade 8 pupils that wish to be involved. (FF)
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