Slaying dragons with chickens and eggs: exploring the effectiveness of development training in the outdoors for aiding young women in making significant personal transitions within society

Price, Geoff (2011) Slaying dragons with chickens and eggs: exploring the effectiveness of development training in the outdoors for aiding young women in making significant personal transitions within society. Horizons, 55 . pp. 12-15.

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Abstract

Development training is said to be intervention that aids individuals or groups in making transitions or changes in perception, behaviour or attitude. This article is about women in society and specifically how successful they may be at making transitions in life. In this case the transition that involves gaining independence from the family home. A style of development training has been successfully developed for working with men although the specific needs of women in a development training context have not been wholly facilitated. However, there have been attempts within the field of development training to provide more appropriate opportunities for young women. This article looks to examine ‘transition’ in the context of development training in the outdoors. Then we explore how the field might be able to better consider the needs of young women and implement programmes that might draw out greater successes for the individuals involved. The concept of ‘the chicken and the egg’ is then introduced as a means of discussing the roles of practice and wider society within which an individual is a part.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Horizons
Publisher: Institute for Outdoor Learning
ISSN: 1462-0677
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies > Outdoor Studies
Additional Information: Geoff Price has recently graduated from the University of Cumbria with a degree in Outdoor Studies. Currently, he is working as a freelance outdoor instructor with various organisations in England and Wales. He is most keenly interested in the way the field of outdoor education portrays the outdoors to clients and participants and he looks to develop ways in which people might come to a mutually beneficial and intrinsically grounded relationship with the outdoor environment. His future aspirations include sustainable travel and further study.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2018 16:23
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2018 20:41
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3717

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