ERIC Number: ED170896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Project Ranger Adopter's Guide, 1979.
Douglas, Randi; McCann, Karen, Comp.
Project Ranger is a program providing a combination of classroom study, outdoor survival, and environmental education to students having difficulty adapting to structured learning. The program has three unique features: it tries to reach younger children than most programs for "reluctant learners"; it provides affective counseling organized around strenuous physical activity; and it operates as a supplement to classroom instruction, involving the classroom teacher and avoiding the stigma often associated with removal of the student from the classroom. Goals of Project Ranger include improving negative student behavior, improving student self concept, providing students with skills to enhance adult and peer relationships, motivating academic improvements, and providing students opportunities to develop leadership skills. Having served 120 students per year for four years at the elementary level, the program is now being considered for older students as well. This document addresses those considering adoption of the program, and covers planning (process objectives and tasks, management structure design, budgeting, and facility and transportation requirements); implementation (process objectives and tasks, and orientation materials); staffing (hiring procedures, staff qualifications, and inservice materials); student selection; and project evaluation methods. Appendices include job descriptions, sample curriculum outlines, student referral and selection forms, and project evaluation forms. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Authoring Institution: Portland Public Schools, OR.