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dc.contributor.authorCummins-Lanter, Rebecca S.
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dc.description.abstractAs research in the field of outdoor education grows it offers more and more findings regarding the value of wilderness-based programs for students who don’t quite fit into traditional school systems. Using field notes from a summer gardening project carried out with three volunteers from a day program at the Midland Juvenile Care Center I explore the intersectionality of outdoor education and critiques regarding the system of juvenile justice and the label “at-risk.” The theory of cultural compatibility is used in conjunction with Erickson’s theory of adolescent development to explain the failures of outdoor education to reduce recidivism in juvenile offenders while offering a prescription to more effectively use nature based education in public school systems in order to prevent the isolation of individuals before they become caught up in the cycle of juvenile justice.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKalamazoo College. Department of Anthropology and Sociology. Hightower Symposium, 2013.en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo Collegeen_US
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dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.en
dc.titleGetting an Alpine Start on Recidivism: Delinquency, Adolescent Development, and Experiential Educationen_US

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    Anthropology and Sociology senior majors formally present their Senior Integrated Projects at the Hightower Symposium. Abstracts are generally available to the public, but PDF files are available only to current Kalamazoo College students, faculty, and staff.

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