ERIC Number: ED105672
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Outdoor Education for the Handicapped.
Dykstra, Ralph R.
Presented are proceedings and materials from a special study institute (1973) designed to provide classroom teachers of trainable and educable mentally retarded, physically handicapped, deaf, blind and learning disabled children with information on outdoor education for handicapped children. Explained are program objectives such as demonstrating how the outdoors can be used to expand existing curriculum areas and familiarizing participants with a wide range of instructional materials available for use in outdoor education programs. Information from workshop sessions includes suggested activities in the areas of human relations in the out-of-doors, arts and crafts, science and nature, social studies, and outdoor (school ground) games. A major portion of the document consists of a sample computer-based resource guide which provides lists of activities, materials, and measuring devices related to specific objectives (such as building a fire) for both groups and individual students. Reported are results of participant evaluations of each workshop, and appended are forms, menus, and other information on the institute. (LS)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. for Handicapped Children.; State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Coll. at Buffalo. Educational Research and Development Complex.
Note: Proceedings from Special Study Institute (Franklinville, New York, November 16, 1973)