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Controversial Issues in Adventure Programming
 


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Four issues that negate the purpose and benefits of program accreditation
At first glance, it appears that accreditation may be a no-brainer. Literature within the adventure programming industry suggests that the majority of outdoor professionals support the accreditation process (Bassin et al., 1992; Cockrell and Detzel, 1985; Gass, 1999).
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Technology compromises the wilderness experience
Between 1993 and 1998, my climbing friends and I would spend the month of January bouldering and camping at Hueco Tanks State Park near El Paso, Texas. The warm sun, brilliant problems, supportive climbing culture, and stark desert beauty brought us back.
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Supervision reduces risk in outdoor education activity
For the past 40 years, prominent international organizations such as Outward Bound (OB), the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), and countless adaptations of them have used these unaccompanied activities.
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Controversial Issues in Adventure Programming offers an engaging approach to the consideration of enduring, current, and emerging issues in the field. The text presents 20 issues in a debate format, challenging students to participate in critical discourse as practitioners in the field. As a reference, it offers new and updated perspectives on enduring and emerging issues and serves as a resource in understanding how the adventure programming industry can contribute to addressing issues of broad concern in society.

© 2012
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Book   328 pages
ISBN-13: 9781450410915
 
 
 

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