ERIC Number: ED118336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Metcalfe, John A.
Summarizing the historical development of Adventure Education concepts and programs, this publication describes past and present programs and presents suggestions relative to future programming. Specifically, the following are discussed: (1) Informal Education Programs (Outward Bound; the National Outdoor Leadership School; and other informal programs); (2) Formal Education Programs (college leadership in adventure programs--Dartmouth, Brigham Young, and a list of higher education institutions currently offering adventure education programs); (3) Program Development (the ways and means of program justification and initiation); (4) Funding (quality planning, government grants, and community and business donations); (5) Equipment and Facilities (used, surplus, student owned, and hand made equipment and equipment cost effectiveness, maintenance, and safety); (6) Food (student involved decision making and the weight and cost factors); (7) Program Planning (site selection; group size; program length; ecological considerations: safety; staffing and certification; human relations; technical skills; student and leader responsibilities): (8) Program Evaluation Needs (scientific vs value judgment evaluations; exemplary program evaluations; behavioral objectives); (9) Recommendations (standards; monitoring; testing and research; and information coordination). (JC)
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Educational Objectives, Equipment, Evaluation Needs, Facility Requirements, Financial Support, Food, Higher Education, History, Information Sources, Outdoor Education, Planning, Program Descriptions, Program Development
National Educational Laboratory Publishers, Inc., 813 Airport Blvd., Austin, Texas 78702 (Stock No. EC-036; $3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.