Adventure, Self-Efficacy, and Students of Color

Adventure, Self-Efficacy, and Students of Color

by Charles Maciejewski


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An alarming number of students lost a parent in the beginning years of the Bronx Expeditionary Learning High School (BELHS). Losing parents or closed loved ones was not an unusual experience for many of these students who were used to loss having come from neighborhoods plagued by violence, poverty, and segregation. The book explores the impact of Adventure Based Counseling (ABC) methods on the self-efficacies of students of color who have lost a parent at BELHS. Up until now there has been little research in ABC with this particular demographic. The General Self-Efficacy Scale (Schwarzer & Jerusalem, 1995) was used to measure the self-efficacies of the students before the group began and four weeks into the group. Results indicate that all students' scores increased during the ABC group but further research methods (i.e. interviews) would be needed to attribute the change to the ABC group. This book is useful for professionals in the Adventure Education field, educators working with students of color, and anyone interested in alternative ways of dealing with grief.

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ISBN-13: 9783639050004
Publisher: VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller E.K.
Publication date: 08/28/2008
Pages: 76
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.16(d)

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