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ERIC Number: ED110234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 48
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluative Study of Some Supplementary Free and Inexpensive Materials Available for Use By Middle-Grade Classrooms Involved in Outdoor Education.
Mielke, Sandra Lee
In an effort to determine the "how, what, when, and intent" of outdoor education, this brief report is based upon a survey of available free and inexpensive instructional materials relative to middle-grade outdoor education. A review of pertinent literature is presented and some analyzation is provided relative to the factors and rationale influencing teachers in the acquisition and selection of supplementary instructional materials. A procedural presentation is made for the acquisition of free and inexpensive materials which includes reference to an attitude scale and the following sources: (1) periodicals; (2) special education publications; (3) bibliographies for subject matter areas; (4) publisher's methods and supplementary source books; (5) source indexes; and (6) government sources. Concluding from the survey that not all materials requested and received are suitable, it is suggested that teachers: (1) use only the most recent references; (2) consider the possibility of utilizing local organizations for maintaining up-to-date files; and (3) take advantage of the services provided by such organizations as the National Science Teachers Association. Appendices present: survey form letters; the survey evaluation instrument; and some 25 instructional materials citations which include subject matter designation, title, publisher, cost, and evaluation comments. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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