From ‘character‐training’ to ‘personal growth’: the early history of Outward Bound 1941–1965

@article{Freeman2010FromT,
  title={From ‘character‐training’ to ‘personal growth’: the early history of Outward Bound 1941–1965},
  author={M. Freeman},
  journal={History of Education},
  year={2010},
  volume={40},
  pages={21 - 43}
}
  • M. Freeman
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • History of Education
This article examines the approach to ‘character training’ in the early years of the Outward Bound movement in Britain between c.1940 and c.1965. It examines the key components of the concept of ‘character‐training’ promoted in the Outward Bound schools by Kurt Hahn and his early followers, and some of the criticisms to which the four‐week courses were subjected. It goes on to examine the reassessment of the rhetoric and practices of Outward Bound that took place in the 1960s, and argues that… Expand
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