ERIC Number: ED211387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Proceedings of the Special Needs Conference (Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania, August 7-11, 1981).
Tetlow, Wendolyn, Ed.
Prompted by the United Nations' International Year of Disabled Persons, personnel from environmental field centers and related facilities attended the Northeastern Conference on Outdoor Science Education for Physically Handicapped Adolescents. The two major purposes of the conference were: (1) to provide information and skills to environmental and science educators which will be of value in working with physically handicapped adolescents in outdoor science programs, and (2) to improve the quality of science education disseminated at outdoor centers and environmental education facilities so that it is accessible to physically disabled youths. Items compiled in these conference proceedings are a keynote address on society's low expectations, the introductory activity which involved action socialization experiences, one panel discussion on the handicapped in science and another on mainstreaming, 28 varied concurrent sessions, conference overview, evaluation, and lists of exhibitors and participants. Some of the session topics include funding, transportation, facility design, health needs, gardening, canoeing, staff training, and different curriculum materials and activities focusing on science and environmental areas. (Author/DC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Conferences, Disabilities, Environmental Education, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Education, Physical Disabilities, Program Descriptions, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science
Director, Pocono Environmental Education Center, R.D. 1, Box 268, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328 (no price quoted).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry, PA.
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