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ERIC Number: ED454023
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Pages: 9
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The Effects of a Public School System's One Day Adventure Experience.
Eagle, Harlan; Gordon, Janelle; Lewis, Lindy
Beyond the Limits, a program of the Wicomico County school system (Maryland), conducts 1-day adventure experiences that use a challenge ropes course and classroom experiential activities to develop students' intrapersonal and interpersonal skills. Before the experience, all participants agree to the "full value commitment," which is a social contract that helps the group build a safe place characterized by respect and mutual support. After the experience, debriefing in a group-centered format encourages reflection on the experience. The 24-item Life Effectiveness Questionnaire (LEQ-H) was completed by 100 students, aged 10-18, before and 30 days after the experience. This was a first-time experience for 75 percent of subjects, while the remainder had participated in the adventure program an average of 2.4 times. Thirty days after the experience, LEQ-H scores showed improvement overall and for three subscales: time management, emotional control, and task leadership. Students with prior participation in the experience had higher baseline scores, overall and for all subscales, than did first-time participants. (Contains 14 references.) (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland