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Principles and practices of outdoor/environmental education

Author: Phyllis M Ford
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©1981.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phyllis M Ford
ISBN: 0471047686 9780471047681
OCLC Number: 6735880
Description: xii, 348 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction to outdoor/environment education : Outdoor education, what is it? ; Environmental education ; Conservation education ; Outdoor recreation ; A holistic approach ; References --
2. A history of outdoor/environment education : History of outdoor education ; Two early programs ; Early leaders ; Trends and changes ; References --
3. Objectives and issues : A learning triad ; Objectives ; Philosophies and goals, a national survey ; Issues ; Summary ; References --
4. A teaching progression : Art forms ; Analogies ; Sensory awareness ; Ecological principles ; Problem-solving processes ; Decision making ; Ekistics ; Summary ; References --
5. Basic principles of outdoor pursuits : A land ethic ; Outdoor survival ; Outdoor behaviors ; References. 6. Sites for outdoor education : Amount of land needed ; The school site ; Self-guided walks ; Day sites ; Resident sites ; Recommendations ; References --
7. Field trips : Purpose ; Preparation ; Leadership ; Where do we go? ; Reading history in the environment ; Night hikes ; References --
8. Resident outdoor schools, administration : Lodging ; Eating ; Indoor program areas ; Outdoor program areas ; Time of year ; Length of stay ; Health and safety ; Leasing and contracts ; Staffing ; Organizing ; Funding ; Evaluation ; Summary ; References --
9. Resident outdoor schools, program considerations : Campfires ; Dining halls ; Other duties ; Schedules ; Public relations ; Summary ; References --
10. Examples of outdoor-education programs : Acclimatization ; OBIS ; Green Box ; The environmental strands ; National Park Service ; Sunship Earth ; U.S. Forest Service ; Summary ; References --
Appendixes : A. American Camping Association prerequisites for camp accreditation or site approval ; B. Recommended health form ; C. Optional health form ; D. Camp security memo, Washington County, Oregon ; E. Fire and fire-fighting procedure, Camp Adams, Oregon ; F. Lease ; G. Bettendorf, Iowa, letter to parents ; H. Cedar Rapids, Iowa, letter to parents ; I. Canby, Oregon, letter to parents ; J.U.S. Forest Service scope and sequence for conservation and the school curriculum.
Responsibility: Phyllis M. Ford.

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