The educational value of the Indianapolis public school Resident Outdoor Education Program at the Bradford Woods Camp
This thesis explores the procedure utilized in the creation of a reliable and valid test instrument for determining the educational value of the Indianapolis Resident Outdoor Education Program during spring, 1972, and the actual administration of this instrument at the Bradford Woods Camp during spring, 1972.This is an unprecedented investigation of the Indianapolis Resident Outdoor Education Program. The literature review attempts to give the reader an understanding of the historical development of Resident Outdoor Education in the public school system. The aims and objectives established for various programs, and attitudes which have resulted from these programs are also discussed.The creation of the 99 question pilot instrument, and testing of this instrument are presented in detail. Then, the creation of a revised instrument of 50 questions is discussed. Next, the method of testing the revised evaluative instrument is presented.From the data gathered during the testing of both the pilot and revised instruments, conclusions are drawn concerning the educational value of the Indianapolis Resident Outdoor Education at the Bradford Woods Camp during spring, 1972. The thesis is concluded by recommendations for further research. The pilot and revised instruments created for this investigation are included in the appendices.