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Title:Profiles of Inclusion in Recreational Settings: A Case Study of Youth Programs in a Small Midwestern Community
Author(s):Fink, Dale Borman
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Fowler, Susan A.
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Sociology, Public and Social Welfare
Abstract:The increasing presence of students with disabilities in regular school classrooms during the past decade has received a great deal of attention from researchers, parents, and practitioners. The participation of children with special needs in recreational and youth development arenas, such as sports teams, scouting, and drop-in recreation centers has not been discussed or researched to nearly the same extent. But the lives of youngsters with disabilities do not end when they exit their classrooms. This study brings to the recreation and youth development arenas the same heightened scrutiny that has attended classroom participation by those who once would have been excluded. The study uses methods of qualitative inquiry, including interviews, observations, and the review of documents. It is an in-depth case study of the youth activities in one community, a town of 14,000. The voices of children, parents, volunteer leaders and recreational staff are blended with the author's observations and interpretations.
Issue Date:1997
Description:374 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9737102
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1997

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