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Goodman, Shawn – Journal of Experiential Education, 2000
A therapist at a private group home for adjudicated youth taught three boys aged 14-16 with behavioral disorders to build wooden canoes. His day-by-day account describes their progress, pitfalls, and learning, and the sense of accomplishment the boys got from participating in an experience that carried them beyond their own perceived limitations.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Construction (Process), Experiential Learning
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Burkhardt, Robert, Jr. – Journal of Experiential Education, 1989
Describes the learning activities that supplement the physical work of the San Francisco Conservation Corps, including journal writing, vocabulary development, oral discussion, plays, and bilingual exercises. Discusses the philosophy behind the program's integrated approach to work and learning. (SV)
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Inner City, Learning Activities, Multicultural Education
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Silberman, Alejandra – Journal of Experiential Education, 1998
A young woman educated in North America who came to Chile to teach experiential environmental education realized that she would have to reconcile her educational ideals with the reality of Chilean culture, which does not support questioning, critical thinking, gender equality, democratic participation, or self-directed learning--the underpinnings…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Cultural Differences, Culture Conflict, Empowerment
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Hall, McClellan – Journal of Experiential Education, 1996
Describes traditional Indian education and how it differs from the Euro-American model by utilizing example instead of indoctrination. Notes that experiential and service learning include many key elements of Native approaches. Describes programs developed by the National Indian Youth Leadership Project that combine these approaches with…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Cultural Maintenance, Culturally Relevant Education