Climbing Lessons: Inside Outdoor Education

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Pete McDonald, Sep 30, 1997 - Sports & Recreation - 384 pages
Climbing Lessons describes the work of an instructor of outdoor pursuits from the late 1960s to the early 1990s. It is set mainly at an outdoor-education centre in Derbyshire, northern England. The book is accessible to casual, non-specialist readers as well as to outdoor professionals. It presents outdoor education in plain English.

Climbing Lessons gives one person’s perspective. It covers one period. Its style differs sharply and deliberately from that of academic works on outdoor education. The author turned somersaults to avoid the jargon of education. One tertiary lecturer remarked: ‘I made use of one of the chapters in a new unit ... I was struck by how accurately it reflects the reality of working in an outdoor centre … ’

Page size: A5

Covers: Softback

Number of pages: 384

About: Outdoor Education, Outdoor Leadership, Rockclimbing, Caving, Walking, Derbyshire.

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 Peter James McDonald (1947- ).

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