ERIC Number: EJ610377
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Early Beginnings in Outdoor Education: Historical Perspective.
Carlson, Julie A.
Taproot, v12 n2 p3-6 Sum 2000
Outdoor education has roots in the Nature Study Movement of the late 1800s; organized camping, which was started by groups such as the Young Men's and Women's Christian Association and the Boy and Girl Scouts; progressive education; and environmental education. Several doctoral dissertations in 1930 mark the beginning of outdoor education as a learning method. (Contains 18 references.) (TD)
Descriptors: Camping, Educational History, Educational Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Outdoor Education, Progressive Education
Coalition for Education in the Outdoors, Park Center, Box 2000, Cortland, NY 13045 ($8.00 per issue); Tel: 607-753-4971.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Journal Articles
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