ERIC Number: ED200381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
The Adventure Book--A Curriculum Guide to School Based Adventuring with Troubled Adolescents.
Erickson, Susan; Harris, Buck
Designed to provide information for teachers wanting to use adventure activities with students and to help teachers in developing programs with clear objectives, solid logistic support, and safe policies and procedures, this teaching guide focuses on the goal of having a permanent impact on the self-concepts, behaviors, and attitudes of troubled adolescents. Two introductory chapters give an overview of the Wilderness School and the field of outdoor education: its history, purposes, processes and theories, and emphasize that the intent of the book is to present outdoor activities as small, manageable lessons that can be taught 75% in the classroom or schoolyard and 25% outdoors. In Section I the guide presents discussions, activities, and lessons, and instructions on how to use them, in the following areas: (1) initiative problems; (2) prerequisite skills; (3) backpacking and hiking; (4) paddling; (5) rock climbing; (6) outdoors in winter; (7) enrichment activities; and (8) debriefings. Section II, written for program organizers, includes a sample one-year calendar of activities, information on scheduling, logistics, safety policies and procedures, program evaluation, and checklists of equipment. Appendixes provide a sample contract from the Wilderness School program, brief reviews of the school's research, and a bibliography. (JD)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adventure Education, Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Behavioral Objectives, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Enrichment Activities, Experiential Learning, Nontraditional Education, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Education, Program Design, Secondary Education, Self Concept, Special Programs
Wilderness School/Alternative Education Project, Box 2243, Goshen, CT 06756 ($6.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Pupil Personnel and Special Education Services.
Authoring Institution: Wilderness School, Goshen, CT.
Note: Paper copy not available due to publisher's choice.