ERIC Number: ED376994
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Hunter Responsibility.
Crume, Charles T.; Lang, George M.
This guide provides volunteer hunter-education instructors with background information on subjects related to hunter education. A major goal of hunter education is to develop an environmental ethic among outdoorsmen, based on a deeper understanding of the natural world. Chapter 1 clarifies terms frequently used within the broad context of outdoor education: science education, outdoor recreation, nature interpretation, conservation education, environmental education, and nature study. Each discipline is reviewed in terms of its philosophical foundation, including processes, goals, and functions. Chapter 2 overviews various philosophies and their influence on environmental behavior, including naturalism, idealism, realism, neo-Thomism, pragmatism, existentialism, and humanism. This chapter also provides examples of environmental issues and possible responses to those issues based upon different views of reality. Chapter 3 addresses the process through which attitudes and behavior evolve. Chapter 4 addresses instructional delivery and testing in a hunter education program, and discusses purposes, goals, and objectives; content of program; needed materials; organizational structure of the class; adequate facilities for program delivery; and competency of the instructor. Chapter 5 addresses ethical instruction as a process of developing responsible behavior. Chapter 6 describes the environmental insight of Native Americans and how their lifestyles integrated, rather than conflicted, with the natural order of nature. This chapter also addresses the consequences of unlimited growth at the expense of the environment. Each chapter contains suggestions for review and references. (LP)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Frankfort.