ERIC Number: ED103158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-17
Reference Count: 0
Integration of Outdoor Education Into the Junior College Physical Education Curriculum.
Wolfe, James E.
Many educators are seeking to use the out-of-doors to enrich the educational experience. Outdoor education is being used as an educational experience related to and involved with all segments of the curriculum. The rapid growth of the junior/community college has resulted in an increase in the variety and number of physical education programs (both required and elective) which are helping to educate students to love, enjoy, care for the outdoors and preserve the physical environment. Survey questionnaires were sent to 113 2-year colleges listed by the Blue Book of Junior College Athletics for Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Of the 67 responses, 49 offered programs in outdoor education. This survey indicated current developments in college education and organizational patterns of college systems utilizing a variety of outdoor education activities in their physical education and recreational programs. For example, at Dean Junior College, activities are presented as part of an elective general service program for nonmajors with skill and technique courses for physical education and recreation majors. Fees, transportation, instruction, facilities, and publicity were also considered for the general implementation of outdoor educational activities. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the AAHPER (Atlantic City, New Jersey, March 1975)