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ERIC Number: ED184737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 93
Abstractor: N/A
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Kids in Trouble: An Adventure in Education.
Loughmiller, Campbell
The philosophy and practices of a residential camp program for delinquent and emotionally disturbed youth are set forth in this book designed for persons directly involved with children. The therapeutic camping model discussed here provides an outdoor setting in which disturbed youth live in small, primary groups and get their education through life experiences determined largely by necessity, e.g., building and maintaining shelter, preparing meals, and planning rewarding recreation. The book's five chapters present an overview of the program, a statement of educational philosophy and methods, descriptions of "groupwork" and counselor training, and practical advice for those interested in starting similar programs. The camp assumes youth in trouble want to assume responsibility, to learn, and to lead a satisfactory life and that the responsibility of staff is to provide an environment which allows youth to pursue their strengths and express their abilities. The conditions necessary for growth and learning, relevance of education, and the role of academic instruction are topics in the chapter on education. Topics under "groupwork" and counselor training include group culture, problem solving strategies, discipline, leadership skills, ongoing counselor training, and rewards of the counselor's job. (JH)
Wildwood Books, P.O. Box 7263, Tyler, TX 75711 ($3.95)
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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