ERIC Number: ED401097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Teaching and Evaluating Outdoor Ethics Education Programs.
Matthews, Bruce E.; Riley, Cheryl K.
Outdoor activities are hurt by participants who have no respect for nature and the environment. The poor behavior of these individuals hurts resources while lowered public perceptions are placed on all participants. The aim of this guide is to empower outdoor users to develop ethics in acting to sustain and nurture the natural world. Outdoors ethics education helps develop ethically fit and competent outdoorsmen. The report is designed to make ethics education theory, practice, and research more accessible to outdoors ethics educators. The first three chapters summarize research on ethics and character education, and on behavior. The last three chapters discuss outdoor ethics education and evaluation. Included in the approaches to outdoor ethics education are: public awareness campaigns and codes of ethics; user education courses; interactive methods; Project WILD; use of role models; mentoring; community clubs; and peer teaching. Contains approximately 300 references. Seventeen appendices contain sample questionnaires, sample ethics codes, and ethical dilemmas for discussion. (AIM)
Descriptors: Accountability, Codes of Ethics, Conservation Education, Environmental Education, Ethical Instruction, Outdoor Education
National Wildlife Federation, 8925 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22184-0001.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fish and Wildlife Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Wildlife Federation, Vienna, VA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A