ERIC Number: ED335188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Employee Preparation towards 2001. National Conference for Outdoor Leaders. Public, Commercial, and Non-Profit Partnerships Conference Proceedings (Gunnison, Colorado, September 27-30, 1990).
Phipps, Maurice L., Ed.; Cash, Robin G., Ed.
This conference proceedings reflects the views of participants on competencies that need to be taught in employee preparation for outdoor recreation. The conference addressed the following recommendations made by the President's Commission on American Outdoors: (1) assessing professional outdoor recreation education and training needs; (2) facilitating the formation of public, commercial, and non-profit partnerships to ensure that the college curricula requirements match identified professional skills needed in the field; and (3) addressing these needs in a format that will assist the development of college curricula designed to match the quality of physical recreation resources in America with a comparable quality and quantity of trained outdoor recreation personnel. The conference included panel presentations with subsequent question and answer periods, futurist keynote speakers, field trips, and working sessions. Working sessions were conducted through a nominal group process to elicit ideas from participants, followed by a modified Delphi process to rank order topics that were regarded as essential in future outdoor recreation curriculum. Cooperative learning techniques were presented in addition to the main topic of college curricula. Appendices include: speaker and participant biographical information; transcripts of panel question and answer periods; acronyms, initials, and abbreviations for organizations and programs; and Association of Experiential Education staff qualifications. (KS)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western State Coll. of Colorado, Gunnison.