Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1971

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Jerry DiMinico

Second Committee Member

J. Arthur Keith

Third Committee Member

Dean Stinson


School districts throughout the State of Washington are providing an Outdoor Education Program for children. For over twenty years, teachers in Washington have educated children in Outdoor Education. In addition, training for teachers in Outdoor Education has been offered for most of this time. Teachers working in Outdoor Education hope that more curriculum changes can be made to help better prepare teachers for this type of Outdoor Education. The primary purpose of this study is to survey public school personnel working in resident Outdoor Education camps in ten school districts in Washington, and to ascertain the amount and type of training in areas of outdoor curriculum obtained through their formal education. A secondary purpose is to gather relevant data in order to make suggestions for a comprehensive training program in Outdoor Education that prepares teachers for conducting outdoor education programs.