ABOUT 'WHY ADVENTURE?'
ABOUT JON BARRETT
Jon Barrett died in the summer of 2013. You can read
tribute to Jon on this
Why Adventure?THE ROLE AND VALUE OF OUTDOOR ADVENTURE
IN YOUNG PEOPLE'S PERSONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
A Review of Research by Jon Barrett and Dr. Roger Greenaway
commissioned by the Foundation for Outdoor Adventure (1995)
Part One: Why this Review?
Part Two: Exploring the Ingredients of Outdoor Adventure
Part Three: Outdoor adventure with Young People at Risk
Part Four: Implications
ReferencesAuthors A ~ J
Authors K ~ Z
"Why Adventure? represents a significant contribution to the task of exploring the value and benefits of outdoor adventure to the personal and social development of young people.
Its wide ranging scope is unprecedented, covering youth and community work, education, youth social work and youth training, both in the UK and abroad.
It provides an up to date picture of research that is relevant both to the processes and to the outcomes of young people's experiences of outdoor adventure.
explores several key
ingredients of outdoor adventure:
It includes an in-depth consideration of the role of outdoor adventure in work with young people in trouble and at risk, and discusses new directions for future research and evaluation.
If you are a practitioner or researcher interested in the role of outdoor adventure in young people's development, this publication is for you."
Research from the UK and abroadThe priority was to collect and review UK research, but the review also includes key studies and research reviews from abroad.
Empirical research studiesAnother priority was to collect and review empirical research studies, most of which turned out to be either about Outward Bound programmes or about programmes for young people in trouble or at risk.
Other research about outdoor adventureIn areas where few empirical studies could be found, findings from more theoretical research have been included.
Findings from research in related fieldsThis included sociological and psychological research, research into the developmental effects of sport, the environment, leadership styles, etc.
The Role and Value of Outdoor Adventure in
Young People's Personal and Social Development:
A Review of Research
ManifestoThe MANIFESTO for Outdoor Adventure for Young People is viewable on this site.
It was part of a campaign launched by The Foundation for Outdoor Adventure
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