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dc.contributor.advisorCunningham, Kiran, 1961-
dc.contributor.authorMcBarnes, Kristin M.
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-20T15:43:57Z
dc.date.available2012-08-20T15:43:57Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10920/27415
dc.descriptionix, 82 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractAs the field of outdoor education grows, research in the field becomes more and more necessary to asses the effectiveness of programs and the field as a whole. Also important to consider is the usefulness of specific programs and their effects on the rest of the participants' lives. My research attempts to gauge the effectiveness of LandSea the pre-orientation program at Kalamazoo College and the outcomes that it has on its participants. Through interviews, surveys and questionnaires it is evident that the LandSea program does affect its participants. Evidence shows that incoming first years both see the effects of LandSea while they are on the program, and feel the effects in their first year at Kalamazoo College and beyond. Through analysis of the LandSea outcomes in the context of two popular outdoor education models, we begin to draw connections between theoretical paradigms and outcomes in a practical setting. This is not only important for the LandSea program specifically but for other wilderness pre-orientations programs as well as outdoor education in general. The results of my research suggest that outdoor education can be effective and, it is important when considering the models of outdoor education to remember that they are not mutually exclusive.en_US
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dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Anthropology and Sociology Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. Anthropology and Sociology.;
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dc.titleLandSea' s Lasting Effect: A Study of the Effects of the Kalamazoo College LandSea Programen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
KCollege.Access.ContactIf you are not a current Kalamazoo College student, faculty, or staff member, email dspace@kzoo.edu to request access to this thesis.


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