ERIC Number: ED144777
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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The Administration of Outdoor Education Programs.
Lewis, Charles A., Jr.
Designed for those interested in the mechanics of establishing outdoor education programs, this text is basically a guide to program development and includes examples of procedures, forms, conceptualizations, etc. Chapters deal with: (1) the contemporary education scene (an overview); (2) the basic concepts of outdoor education (17 concept statements, including the following summation: "Outdoor education is a direct, simple method of learning that extends the curriculum to the out-of-doors for the purpose of learning. It is based on the discovery approach to learning and it appeals to the use of the senses--audio, visual, taste, touch, and smell--for observation and perception".); (3) integrating outdoor education into the curriculum (emphasis on teacher involvement in the planning stages); (4) planning for the use of outdoor education settings (includes a typical schedule for 68 sixth graders as planned for an elementary school at a resident center); (5) establishing an orientation program for teachers (sample themes for learning situations, activity units in social studies and natural sciences, student and teacher handbooks, films, etc.); (6) organizing camps for comparative environmental and ecologic education (social/cultural history of camp property, camp geology, etc.); (7) the logistics of outdoor education; (8) funding through cooperative ventures; (9) planning the development of a national facility concept for outdoor education (the Tennessee Valley Authority's Land between the Lakes project); (10) the Outdoor Education Project (established in 1955). (JC)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Definitions, Environmental Education, Financial Support, Guides, Instructional Materials, Organization, Orientation Materials, Outdoor Education, Planning, Program Administration, Program Development, Scheduling, Site Selection, Teacher Orientation
Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2460 Kerper Boulevard, Dubuque, Iowa 52001 ($3.95)
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