ERIC Number: ED360108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Advancing the Profession. National Conference for Outdoor Leaders: Public, Commercial, and Nonprofit Partnerships in Outdoor Recreation. Conference Proceedings (2nd, Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado, September 26-28, 1991).
Cash, Robin G., Ed.; Phipps, Maurice L., Ed.
This volume of conference proceedings addresses critical issues related to leadership in the field of outdoor recreation. It contains keynote presentations, panel and individual presentations, and working session reports covering the following topics: (1) leadership styles; (2) K-12 teacher certification in outdoor education; (3) accreditation and standards for outdoor programs; and (4) hiring practices of and benefits for the seasonally employed. The section on leadership styles reviews various theories of leadership, such as situational leadership and conditional outdoor leadership, and stresses group dynamics and teamwork. Papers in the section on teacher certification introduce current outdoor education programs being run in public school districts, outdoor and environmental scope and sequence curricula being utilized in public schools districts, special outdoor education trips that schools are taking, and outdoor teacher education programs were developed at universities. In the section on accreditation and standards, experts from professional organizations in the fields of outdoor education and experiential education present overviews of their organizational involvements in accreditation and standards and summarize current trends and problems from their perspectives. The major issues addressed in the section on the seasonally employed are: (1) improving employment opportunities; (2) fostering of professionalism by employees; and (3) providing insurance coverage. (KS)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Health Insurance, Higher Education, Job Skills, Leadership, Leadership Styles, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Education, Outdoor Leadership, Professional Development, Seasonal Employment, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Trainers
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western State Coll. of Colorado, Gunnison.