ERIC Number: ED213163
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Special Education in the Natural Environment: A Training Manual in Providing Outdoor Education, Recreation and Camping for Children with Disabilities.
Robb, Gary M.; And Others
The training manual for use with personnel concerned with outdoor education for the handicapped provides a guide to program development in the areas of background knowledge, skills and methods of outdoor education, individualized planning, and program evaluation. The five units are titled: "Defining,""Introducing,""Individualizing,""Implementing," and "Evaluating." Each unit is organized into: "Critical Question(s)" (questions concerned with major unit components); "Toward an Answer" (overview of needed learning); "Case Study" (example of an experience of an individual or agency); "Enabling Objectives and Learning Activities" (specific objectives and experiences); "Self-Test" (ensuring that learning is completed); and "Learning Resources" (materials, activities, and readings). Some of the critical questions considered by the program include: what is outdoor education; how can outdoor programs benefit my students; how can the needs of individuals in my class/program be met using outdoor experiences; and how can the effectiveness of the outdoor education program be measured? (DB)
Descriptors: Camping, Case Studies, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Education, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Education, Program Development, Recreation
Bradford Woods Outdoor Education, Recreation and Camping Center, Department of Recreation and Park Administration, School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47402.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Camp Allen, Inc., Bedford, NH.; Indiana Univ., Bloomington. School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation.
Note: For related document, see EC 141 115.