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dc.contributor.authorClifton, N.
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-23T01:46:25Z
dc.date.available2010-07-23T01:46:25Z
dc.date.issued1981
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/2302
dc.description.abstractThis study is centred on issues concerning school outdoor educational use of national parks. The degree to which school group use of national parks threatens the preservation of parks in their natural state and the effectiveness of park education (interpretation) programmes are shown to be issues of concern to national park managers. The outdoor education use of Arthur's Pass National Park is examined in relation to these issues. The study determines the extent and reasons for use of Arthur's Pass National Park for outdoor education purposes, the effectiveness of a park interpretation programme in promoting sympathetic attitudes towards national parks and the degree to which school group use threatens the preservation of Arthur's Pass National Park in its natural state. Arthur's Pass National Park is shown to be the most heavily used outdoor education site in Canterbury. The main reasons for this use are the Park's ease of access by rail and the existence of accommodation which became established in the Park during a period when school outdoor education programmes were rapidly expanding. The effectiveness of a park interpretation programme in promoting change in attitude in school pupils is assessed by means of an attitude scale. No significant change in attitude is recorded. Some impacts of school group use on Arthur's Pass National Park are identified but school outdoor education is not considered to jeopardise 'park preservation'.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln College, University of Canterburyen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectoutdoor educationen
dc.subjectnational parksen
dc.subjectpark preservationen
dc.subjectenvironmental educationen
dc.subjectpark interpretation programmeen
dc.subjectconservationen
dc.subjectschool group useen
dc.titleSchool use of national parks for outdoor education : a case study of Arthur’s Pass National Parken
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Canterburyen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
lu.thesis.supervisorScott, Graeme
lu.thesis.supervisorDevlin, Pat
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Social Science, Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sporten
dc.rights.accessRightsDigital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. May be available through inter-library loan.en
dc.subject.anzsrc1399 Other Educationen
dc.subject.anzsrc050203 Environmental Education and Extensionen
dc.subject.anzsrc050205 Environmental Managementen


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