Research section: The potential benefits of outdoor development for children with special needs

Mary Farnham, Nanette Mutrie

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Abstract

Outdoor development programmes are used by mainstream and special educational schools as they contribute to a ‘broad and balanced’ curriculum emphasising an action approach towards learning. This research looked at the philosophy behind outdoor development and its potential to facilitate social and integration skills for children with special educational needs. Three common outcomes of outdoor development programmes (group cohesion, tension/anxiety levels and physical self-perception) were examined with qualitative and quantitative methodology. 19 subjects were involved who volunteered to go to the outdoor centre for four days.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-38
Number of pages8
JournalBritish Journal of Special Education
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997

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