واقع أنشطة اللجنة الوطنية للمخيمات الصيفية في فلسطين لإكساب الأطفال المهارات الحياتية لعام (2011-2012)
The Reality of the Activities of the National Committee for Palestinian Summer Camps (2011-2012
آيه انور محمد دار سلامه
Ayah Anwar Mohammad Dar Salameh
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This study was aimed to identify the reality of the activities of the National Committee for Palestinian Summer Camps, In terms of making children acquire life skills for the year 2011-2012. These skills are (contact and communication, problems solving, conflict management, self-understanding, creative writing, and scientific research). In order to achieve the objectives of the study, researcher used the descriptive analytical method, which considered the most commonly used method in the study of social and human phenomena. The researcher wanted through this approach to show the effectiveness of the activities of National Committee for Summer Camps, in terms of acquiring children specific life skills are the subject of this study. He also uses secondary sources for the purposes of the research, secondary sources consist of previous studies, scientific journals, and websites related to the problem of the study. Study population consisted of all participants in the Palestinian summer camps in 2011-2012 totaling (5814) participants according to the statistics of the National Committee for Summer Camps for the 2011-2012 year, the researcher used a random cluster sample represents a group of participants in these camps for the year 2011-2012. (360) questionnaire forms were distributed among the participants of these the camps, and (335) of them were recovered, and he used the probability sampling method, because the study population is specific. The sample size for the study was estimated by using appropriate statistical equations. The study reached several conclusions, including: That contact and communication skillsand conflict management as the views of the participants was very high, While the study showed that the creative writing skills, life analytical skills (such as problem solving, science, and technology), and the skill of self-understanding was high, but the skill ofscientific research, the study showed based on the opinion of participants is medium. In general, the results reflect a positive sign in many aspects, the negative aspects are limited, and must be studied again. The study came out a set of recommendations are represented by: The need to focus in summer camp activities on skills related to scientific research, such as the ability to gather and organize information and make use of them, working on removing misunderstanding in regard to the scientific and theoretical side in the camps, which should be transferred to its main resource (the school). Therefore, the researcher believes that should integrate the scientific aspect in the camp into recreational activities, and follow methods differ from the methods that are used in the school. The researcher also recommends the need to encourage summer camps and the activities which provided by, because of its positive outcomes in the short and long term. Activities that must be strengthened within the summer camps, interested in skills that use physical movements and signals, and skills of self-understanding, particularly with regard to strengthening the self-confidence, as well as problem-solving skills, in particular the aspect of perseverance and try more than once, away from surrender to failure. The researcher believes that the research is broad and deep, and can be studied from different aspects, so he suggests some topics relevant to the subject of research, that maybe form items for future researches': 12. Choosing older age group. 3. Comparing between summer camps in Palestine and other Arab countries. A comparative study among children and youth.