This phenomenological study explored the experience of being a wilderness instructor and the ways in which the phenomenon of gender stereotyping might influence this experience. Research suggests that gender-based beliefs can have deleterious effects on female wilderness leaders, but suggests little in the way of how these beliefs might also affect male leaders. This study was undertaken to provide an in-depth and qualitative understanding of the meaning of being a wilderness leader, to explore the effects of gender-based biases, and to contribute to a broader understanding of the factors that might influence this and other helping relationships.You can read the Outward Bound catalogue and it sounds amazing, but you know for some kids, ita#39;s just not going to do it. ... He had limited experience with the wilderness prior to becoming an instructor. ... his obligation with the Coast Guard, he began teaching behaviorally disordered youth at the local high school.
|Title||:||Wilderness, Leadership, and Gender. The Experience of Being a Wilderness Instructor: A Phenomenological Study|
|Author||:||Melissa Fay Gondek|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|