ERIC Number: ED101866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A Residential School's Outdoor Education Program for Emotionally Handicapped Adolescents. Final Project Report of the Rhinecliff Union Free School District, Holy Cross Campus.
Rigothi, Anthony, Ed.
Concept definition and activity description constituted the major focus of implementation proceedings of this outdoor education program designed for a residential school serving secondary students with emotional and drug related problems. Major program objectives were the development of greater academic growth and more positive self-concept for residents (as measured via pre- and post-testing) and development of a pilot program for students required to live and learn in a resident center. The program (October 1973 to August 1974) was carried out via a 3 phase operation which involved teacher training and study of site utilization, culminating in a 7 week modular summer program and involving all (approximately 90) students in several disciplines. One week summer classes included English, history, science, art, horsemanship, camping, advanced math, advanced communication and library skills, music, shop, photography, remedial reading and math, advanced shop, and advanced photography. All classes had outdoor oriented activities such as studying the Hudson River, building a log cabin, visiting a self-sufficient community, trail riding, simulating auto purchases, etc. Student and teacher evaluations of student adjustment were generally favorable, as were evaluations of academic achievement. Future outdoor education programs were also favored. (JC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Drug Abuse, Emotional Disturbances, English, Experiential Learning, Mathematics, Outdoor Education, Photography, Pilot Projects, Residential Schools, Secondary Education, Self Concept, Student Evaluation, Summer Programs, Teacher Education, Teacher Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. for Handicapped Children.
Authoring Institution: Rhinecliff Union Free School District, NY. Holy Cross Campus.; State Univ. of New York, Plattsburgh. Coll. at Plattsburgh.
Identifiers - Location: New York