In this article in the Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning, Mark Leather provides an informed and critical understanding of the concept of self-esteem. He explores this psychological construct in relation to its use in adventure education and outdoor learning.
The paper argues that outdoor educators need to be more critical, informed, and specific about exactly what it is they are trying to achieve, how their programmes are evaluated, particularly with outcomes that are related to potential changes in ‘self’ and how these changes are measured.
Read the article: Mark Leather (2013): ‘It’s good for their self-esteem’: the substance beneath
the label, Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning, 13:2, 158-179