ERIC Number: ED198999
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Project Adventure - Year II. Annual Program Evaluation for 1972-73.
Fersch, Ellsworth; Smith, Mary
For the second year of Project Adventure, an Outward Bound-type physical education program based at Hamilton-Wenham Regional School north of Boston, a battery of 6 tests was administered to the entire sophomore class (123 males and 108 females) before and after the program. Second year results indicated significant, positive changes in responsibility, achievement, physical self, self-concept, willingness to try new things and take risks, and student attitudes concerning the school and each other. Despite changes in staff and students, a wearing-off of newness, and a continuation of first-year limitations (lack of control group, non-testing of absentees, staff member as evaluator), a number of tests showed consistent change in both years. For example, improvement in physical tests was generally consistent for both years; females showed gains in positive identity, achievement motivation, and activities involvement. Self-ratings on participation in class discussions were affected both years; females the first year and males the second year listed themselves as significantly more active in discussion by the end of the year. Included in this report are seven tables of statistical data, discussions of the data, evaluations by participants and parents, and discussions of other performance measures and the student volunteer tutoring program. (AN)
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Attitude Measures, Comparative Testing, Grade 10, Outdoor Education, Parent Attitudes, Physical Development, Physical Education, Physical Fitness, Program Evaluation, Psychological Testing, Risk, School Attitudes, Secondary Education, Self Concept Measures, Self Esteem, Sex Differences, Student Reaction
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Compensatory Education.
Authoring Institution: Project Adventure, Hamilton, MA.