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ERIC Number: ED191639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Important Issues in Outdoor Education: ERIC/CRESS Mini Reviews.
Bagby, Susan; Chavarria, Linda Stout
The mini reviews in this collection synthesize current information regarding three timely topics in outdoor education: utilizing adventure education as a treatment mode for juvenile delinquency; providing outdoor education for the handicapped; and developing outdoor education nature centers. In "Outdoor Adventure Education and Juvenile Delinquents", adventure education is fully described, including its origin in the Outward Bound movement, its application in rehabilitation, and its structural components. The multiple values and benfits of adventure education to the juvenile delinquent are noted along with its effectiveness in rehabilitation. Several information sources are indicated. "ERIC Information Resources on Outdoor Education and the Handicapped" includes a listing of ERIC documents, bibliographies, and directories pertaining to outdoor education and to the handicapped. Four sample outdoor education programs designed for the handicapped and included in the ERIC data base are summarized and guides for program development are listed. Two packages of learning activities and teaching materials are also described. Nature centers are defined in terms of site selection, facilities, and services in "Outdoor Education Nature Centers". The centers' benefits and values are noted. The establishment of a center (planning, construction, organization of space, publicizing) is explained. Some features of existing centers are highlighted. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.