Including Youth with Disabilities in Outdoor Programs

Including Youth with Disabilities in Outdoor Programs - Print

Best Practices, Outcomes, and Resources

Steve A. Brannan
Ann Fullerton
Gary M. Robb
Michael Bender
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Pages: 315

Dimensions: 10.000000 × 7.000000 × 1.000000 in

Binding Type: Paperback

Including Youth with Disabilities in Outdoor Programs fills a major void in information about the inclusion of youth with disabilities in general (mainstream) camp and outdoor/environmental education programs.

This is a multi-disciplinary book designed for a wide range of audiences interested in understanding, planning, implementing, and evaluating outdoor programs that include youth with and without disabilities.

It is largely based on landmark research by the authors whose nationwide study confirmed the benefits (e.g., skills, self-reliance, socialization) of outdoor programs for both youth (disabled and nondisabled).

This is a cutting-edge book that is outcome-based, using research to support the inclusionary concepts, practices, and resources proposed by the authors.

In the book, comprehensive coverage is given to Best Practices necessary to achieve successful inclusion in outdoor programs: areas such as philosophy, marketing, instructional accommodations, staff training, facilities, and evaluation.

The book is a practical guide and resource, and will appeal to educators, practitioners, students, and others interested in the potential of inclusionary outdoor programs for all youth.

Outdoor Program Evaluation Battery CD-ROM provides a comprehensive set of outcome-based assessments and data forms for conducting individual, group, and program evaluation for inclusive, organized outdoor programs.

This Battery is a practical resource designed for use with counselors, staff, parents, and others in evaluating the growth youth achieve through participation in outdoor programs.

An outstanding resource!