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Manual of Accreditation Standards for Adventure Programs 1995 [microform] / John E. Williamson, Comp. and Michael Gass, Comp
Bib ID 5595468
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Williamson, John E., Comp
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1995 
129 p. 
Summary

This manual presents standards for adventure education programs seeking accreditation from the Association for Experiential Education. The manual is set up sequentially, focusing both on objective standards such as technical risk management aspects, and on subjective standards such as teaching approaches used in programs. Chapter titles provide general topic areas followed by sections that focus on specific activities within each chapter category. Chapters cover philosophical, educational, and ethical concerns; risk management plans; staff qualifications; transportation; technical skills related to land activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing; technical skills related to water activities such as white water canoeing, sailing, and scuba diving; technical skills related to air activities such as hang gliding and parachuting; and environmental, emergency, and cultural skills. A lettering system indicates the relevance of each standard to the following categories: (A) general, providing an overview of items not covered under the other letters; (B) environmental understanding, examining knowledge of operations as they relate to risk management and appropriateness of activities; (C) human understanding, examining knowledge of participants' abilities, health, and readiness for the activities; (D) conducting the activity, examining how the program presents and operates each activity; (E) emergency procedures; (F) clothing and equipment, including maintenance, repair, replacement, and improvisation; and (G) nourishment, a program's provision of adequate food and water requirements for given activities and environments. Includes a sample report card for evaluating an adventure program and a list of information resources for remedying deficiencies and improving program quality. (LP)

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Availability: Association for Experiential Education, 2885 Aurora Ave., #28, Boulder, CO 80303-2252 ($17.50, members; $20, nonmembers).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Accreditation (Institutions)  |  Adventure Education.  |  Educational Principles.  |  Employment Qualifications.  |  Ethics.  |  Experiential Learning.  |  Outdoor Activities.  |  Program Administration.  |  Program Evaluation.  |  Risk Management.  |  Safety.  |  Skills.  |  Standards.
Form/genre Guides, Non-Classroom.
Other authors/contributors Gass, Michael, Comp., author  |  Association for Experiential Education, Boulder, CO
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