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ERIC Number: ED179322
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 158
Abstractor: N/A
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Earlham College Wilderness Program. Instructors Manual.
Steeples, Douglas; And Others
The major resource for instructors in training for the Earlham College Wilderness Program, this manual covers the philosophy, academics, teaching methodology, and logistics of the program. It is designed as a field manual for the month-long programs (either mountaineering or canoeing) offered to Earlham students and contains information most applicable to the field situation. The manual is organized in three sections: Program Philosophy and Policy, Instructional Materials, and Logistics. The first section lists program goals, discusses the role of the instructor as participant-leader in the expedition group, and outlines specific instructor responsibilities ranging from the inspection of student gear to the communication of program philosophy. The second section contains information on group dynamics with emphasis on the stresses of the wilderness expedition; covers essential wilderness skills and safety and survival procedures; and presents background information on Western Ontario, where the Wilderness Program is conducted, including regional geology, plant and animal life, history and culture of the Ojibway Indians, and the significance of the region in the fur trading era. The final section gives detailed procedures (specific to the Earlham program) for outfitting, caravan travel, and check-in at the end of the expedition. (JH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada