Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
William Kummer, Charles Crume, Elmer Gray, Richard Wilson
Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport
Master of Science
This study was conducted in an endeavor to highlight the relevance of the outdoor education method for Seventh-day Adventist Christian educational programs. The purpose of the study was to formulate a philosophy of outdoor education as it relates to the mission of Seventh-day Adventist Christian education. In order to formulate the statement of philosophy, an extensive review of literature was made (including both secular and Seventh-day Adventist sources). As a basis for the review, the concepts of outdoor education as determined by Lewis (1975) were used. The philosophy of Seventh day Adventist Christian education was related to statements on outdoor education by secular outdoor educators. Fifty-six concept statements were derived from the literature survey. Ex. means of a survey instruments a jury (consisting of twelve Seventh-day Adventist educational administrators, outdoor educators and teachers) evaluated each outdoor education concept statement, relating it to the acknowledge Seventh day Adventist philosophy of education. A 100% return of the survey instrument was obtained. Using a rating scale the jury determined the significance of each concept statement for Seventh-day Adventist Christian education. As a result, a concluding statement of outdoor education was formulated This final statement was submitted to the educational directors of both the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists (world headquarters) for their consideration. Other outcomes of the study included: an annotated bibliography for Seventh-day Adventist outdoor educators and specific recommendations for the implementation of outdoor education in the Seventh-day Adventist Christian education setting.
Arts and Humanities | Christian Denominations and Sects | Christianity | Education | Educational Methods | Religion
Knowles, J. Gary, "A Philosophy of Outdoor Education as It Reveals to The Mission of Seventh-Day Adventist Christian Education" (1983). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 3302.