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Rogers, Elizabeth Bond; Rose, Jeff – Journal of Experiential Education, 2019
Background: Although outdoor education provides many positive learning outcomes for students, it is a field in which women continue to be underrepresented in leadership roles. Centering the voices of women and other underrepresented populations is critical to creating a more inclusive outdoor education field. Purpose: The purpose of this study was…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Outdoor Education, Females, Higher Education
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Breunig, Mary – Journal of Experiential Education, 2019
Background: The Association for Experiential Education identifies social justice as one of its core values. One recent state of knowledge paper explored the confluence of outdoor experiential education and social justice. Social justice theory embraces the idea that social identities do not exist independently. Rather, race, class, sexuality, skin…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Experiential Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Outdoor Education
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Grain, Kari; Katumba, Tonny; Kirumira, Dennis; Nakasiita, Rosemary; Nakayenga, Saudah; Nankya, Eseza; Nteza, Vicent; Ssegawa, Micheal – Journal of Experiential Education, 2019
Background: The social justice goals of service-learning programs are often contingent upon strong relationships with host community members. Given this common narrative, it is necessary to extend our understanding of relationships in international service-learning (ISL), particularly as they are conceptualized by host community members. Purpose:…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Community Involvement
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Tinkler, Alan; Tinkler, Barri; Reyes, Cynthia; Elkin, Suzanna – Journal of Experiential Education, 2019
Background: The ability to effectively teach culturally and linguistically diverse students is critically important. Research has shown that providing teacher candidates educative experiences through critical service-learning can better prepare future teachers and can foster a social justice stance. Purpose: This study examines teacher candidates'…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Cultural Differences, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Browne, Laurie P.; Gillard, Ann; Garst, Barry A. – Journal of Experiential Education, 2019
Background: Summer camps are perhaps the most expansive outdoor experiential education (OEE) context in the United States today; yet, camp participants are overwhelmingly White and able-bodied, with most coming from middle- to upper-income earning families. Purpose: In response to Warren, Roberts, Breunig, and Alvarez's question "What will it…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Socialization, Access to Education, Equal Education
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Whittington, Anja – Journal of Experiential Education, 2019
Background: Working in an outdoor career with extensive travel and long hours away from home can pose challenges for practitioners. For women, motherhood can create constraints and impact one's career trajectory. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of motherhood on the career trajectory of women working in Adventure…
Descriptors: Mothers, Outdoor Education, Career Choice, Family Work Relationship
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Stanfield, M. Hunter; Baptist, Joyce – Journal of Experiential Education, 2019
Background: The intense nature of the camp experience and the unique role of camp counselors can be a rewarding experience for camp counselors and campers alike. However, to experience compassion satisfaction necessitates evaluation of a number of factors that may enhance or decrease compassion satisfaction. Purpose: To better understand the camp…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Outdoor Leadership, Counselors, Altruism
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Sauder, Molly Hayes; Mudrick, Michael; Strassle, Carla G.; Maitoza, Robyn; Malcarne, Brian; Evans, Beverly – Journal of Experiential Education, 2019
Background: Research has indicated differences in perceptions among students, employers, and faculty related to internships, but most studies are either discipline-specific or fail to encompass all three of the aforementioned stakeholders. Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine the perceptions of these three stakeholders as they pertain…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, College Students, Student Attitudes, College Faculty
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Coyer, Caitlin; Gebregiorgis, Desta; Patton, Kaitlin; Gheleva, Daniela; Bikos, Lynette – Journal of Experiential Education, 2019
Background: Global learning outcomes (GLOs) are increasingly emphasized within higher education because of the advantages they provide in navigating globalized contexts. The process of global learning may be understood through Mezirow's theory of transformational learning, in which presentation of dissonant information results in more open,…
Descriptors: Community Education, Outcomes of Education, Transformative Learning, Learning Theories
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Wainwright, Megan; Sicwebu, Namhla; Colvin, Christopher J.; Gong, Estelle; Henderson, Rachel; Swartz, Alison – Journal of Experiential Education, 2019
Background: Learning by experience in field schools (FSs) depends implicitly on the willingness of local residents to engage with students. Although critical perspectives have highlighted the potential harms of study abroad on local people, their views are less frequently investigated. Purpose: The purpose of the study is to explore the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Motivation, Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Relationship
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Warren, Karen; Mitten, Denise; D'Amore, Chiara; Lotz, Erin – Journal of Experiential Education, 2019
Background: Critical examination by adventure educators in North American colleges and universities reveals that students receive messages about the nature of adventure education through both the intentional and hidden curriculum. Purpose: The study was designed to discover adventure education's hidden curriculum and its potential effect on women…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Females, Hidden Curriculum, Adventure Education
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Gadhoke, Preety; Sanchez, Pablo J.; Zajkowski, Morgan; Taylor, Kirin; Brenton, Barrett P. – Journal of Experiential Education, 2019
Background: A case study of an undergraduate scholars program in New York and our long-term partnership with four Indigenous Shuar communities living in Morona-Santiago, Ecuador. Purpose: To introduce principled strategies for building an ethical experiential learning framework based on a decolonization process, Indigenous community work models…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Social Justice, Indigenous Populations
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Kelly, John – Journal of Experiential Education, 2019
Background: Adventure experiences offer opportunities to improve resilience by exposure to controlled challenging situations. While previous studies have shown improvements in resilience, they have often lacked matched control groups, relied on a single measure of resilience, and had limited longitudinal follow-up. Purpose: This research assessed…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Adventure Education, Outdoor Education, Comparative Analysis
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Anderson, Karen L.; Boyd, Margaret; Ariemma Marin, Katherine; McNamara, Kathleen – Journal of Experiential Education, 2019
Background: Service-learning has historically been seen as a high-impact practice that empowers undergraduates to develop essential learning outcomes. Most service-learning discussed within the literature occurs as a required element of a credit-bearing academic course. Purpose: This study explored what happens when service-learning is reimagined…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Undergraduate Students, Outcomes of Education, Skill Development
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Meerts-Brandsma, Lisa; Sibthorp, Jim; Rochelle, Shannon – Journal of Experiential Education, 2019
Background: The relevance of outdoor adventure education (OAE) programs to diverse participants has been questioned by numerous scholars. Limited research exists about similarities in learning outcomes across categories of difference such as race and socioeconomic status. Purpose: This study focused on understanding how learning outcomes differed…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Minority Group Students, Disproportionate Representation, Socioeconomic Status
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