ERIC Number: ED196629
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Education in Outward Bound.
Robinson, Richard A.
A series of Outward Bound programs and experiences was planned for El Paso County, Colorado, school teachers to increase their awareness of their personal characteristics, especially those that might enhance learning on the part of their students. Part of the planning for the program involved a survey of county high school teachers, counselors, and administrators to determine what kinds of experiences were desired, what their duration would be, and what percentage of the teachers would participate. Of the 188 respondents to the questionnaire, 65% signed their names and were expected to participate in the various proposed activities. Among those signing the questionnaire, the most popular activities were one-day observation and participation visits to county and state juvenile agencies, foundations, and programs. The least popular was an Outward Bound Summer Practicum. About 60% of those signing the questionnaire indicated they would attend theme seminars, outdoor education workshops, and environmental exposures, but only 50% indicated interest in wilderness and river expeditions, skill training, or an Outward Bound Minicourse, all of which were three-day programs. Recommendations included implementing all proposed activities with budget allotments reflecting the questionnaire response. A copy of the questionnaire is included. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Outward Bound School, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado