Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Category: Health & Fitness
Take a closer look at recreation issues for persons with disabilities in [the book]. By focusing on inclusive recreation, the authors offer concrete suggestions for integrating people with and without disabilities into the same recreational activities. An early introduction to related legislation, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, makes legal issues clear and helps you understand the implications these laws will have for your career, whether or not you'll be working in the recreation industry. [The book] looks beyond the therapeutic nature of recreation by demonstrating that persons with disabilities should be considered leisure service consumers. -Back cover. This textbook was written primarily for undergraduate students, especially those in their first two years of study. As such, it is appropriate for use in community or junior college courses, as well as within four-year baccalaureate programs. -Pref.
This book focuses on the issues and trends in outdoor, 'nature-based' recreation, leisure and tourism and explores the implications for public policy, planning, management and marketing. It is intended as supplementary reading for advanced students and is a useful reference tool.
Written by 26 leading professors and professionals in the field, "Inclusive Recreation" provides the knowledge and skills that students will need in their entry-level careers to ensure that people of both sexes and all abilities, ages, cultures, ethnicities, races, and religions will be able to participate in the recreation programs they provide.
As classrooms are becoming more diverse, teachers are now faced with the responsibility of creating an inclusive classroom community. As such, researching classroom pedagogies and practices is an imperative step in curriculum planning. The Handbook of Research on Classroom Diversity and Inclusive Education Practice is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on ways to effectively teach all students and further refine and strengthen school-wide inclusive pedagogy, methods, and policies. Featuring extensive coverage on a number of topics such as special education, online learning, and English language learners, this publication is ideally designed for professionals, educators, and policy makers seeking current research on methods that ensure all students have equal access to curricular content and the chance for growth and success.
Everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of recreation. As the demographics of our communities continue to change and expand, it will be more important than ever for recreation professionals to be prepared to provide access to anyone and everyone who wants to participate. In Inclusive Recreation: Programs and Services for Diverse Populations, students will learn to provide programs and services not only to individuals with disabilities but also to people of both sexes and all ages, cultures, ethnicities, races, and religions. Written by 26 leading professors and professionals in the field, Inclusive Recreation provides the knowledge and skills that students will need in their careers to ensure that all people will be able to participate in the recreation programs they provide. The book features the following: The latest acknowledged theories in inclusion, as well as information on history, legislation, and cultural competence, to serve as the basis for students' understanding of the field Strategies for becoming more conscious of diversity and disability and using appropriate language and communication skills so that students will be better prepared to consider and work with everyone in their community A thorough discussion of universal design in both facilities and services to help students plan inclusive experiences that appeal to the broadest possible audience Chapters on specific service areas, including sports, fitness and wellness, outdoor and adventure, arts and culture, aquatics, and tourism, so students will have a better feel for how inclusion strategies work in various programs; Inclusive Recreation also helps students learn more about the groups they'll likely meet as professionals. They'll look at the socio-demographic characteristics of each group, the factors that affect their recreation participation, and approaches for serving the needs of each population. They'll also be encouraged to examine their own biases and think about how those biases could affect their ability to provide services to their clients. In addition, students will find information on staff training, designing respectful accommodations, and marketing, including pricing, promotion, and evaluation of service quality. Throughout the book are examples of inclusive practices from a variety of sectors to help students understand how inclusion strategies work in real programs. Spotlight on Inclusive Recreation Programs sidebars highlight best practices from various countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Each spotlight includes a description of the program, a short history, and information on who is served by the program. Professionals in Action sidebars introduce professionals who have contributed to inclusive practices and help students explore their career options. Inclusive Recreation offers theory and practical applications to prepare students to implement inclusive facility access, training, programming, and services for a variety of recreation activities. Readers will consider how recreation, leisure, and tourism activities can become accessible to all the community members they serve.
Introduction to Recreation and Leisure, Third Edition, gives students a broad view of the field, offering them a solid foundation for understanding the industry they plan to enter upon graduation. Students learn from the perspectives of 52 leading professors, professionals, and emerging scholars from the United States, Canada, Brazil, China, and around the globe. Led by new editors, Tyler Tapps and Mary Sara Wells, these experts introduce recreation and leisure foundational concepts, delivery systems, and programming services. Students benefit from the diversity of perspectives and viewpoints from around the world as they learn about the similarities and differences in the industry from an international perspective. The following are new to this edition: • New editors and contributors from around the world, including emerging scholars • Updated data throughout the book • New chapter sections • An expanded chapter on international perspectives on sustainability and ecotourism • Real-world connections to recreation and leisure theories that help students consider career options • A web study guide with On the Job learning activities, a glossary, chapter overviews, article summaries, and recommendations of websites to explore A Strong Foundational Overview Introduction to Recreation and Leisure grounds students in the historical, philosophical, and social aspects of the industry. The authors offer fresh insights into community parks and recreation departments, nonprofit organizations, and commercial recreation and ecotourism enterprises. Students learn about various enriching educational programs and services for people of all ages. “The text encompasses a variety of services, including recreational sport management, outdoor and adventure recreation, health and wellness, and arts and culture,” says Tapps. “It also exposes students to career options and supports them as they explore their interests and prepare for challenging careers in the industry.” Text Contents The book is organized into three parts. In part I, students learn about the foundations of recreation and leisure, including the historical, philosophical, and social issues that have shaped the field. Part II explores various sectors of the field, including leisure service delivery systems, public recreation, the nonprofit sector, the for-profit sector (such as event and ecotourism enterprises), and therapeutic recreation, among others. Part III focuses on the programming of recreation and leisure services, including program delivery systems, recreational sport management, outdoor and adventure recreation, the nature of recreation and leisure as a profession, and more. Each chapter includes learning objectives that highlight the chapter’s important concepts, as well as an Outstanding Graduates feature that introduces former students who have gone on to successful careers in the field. A glossary of important terms is included in the web study guide and instructor guide, which are part of the ancillary package. Ancillaries The text is supported by an instructor guide, a test package, a PowerPoint presentation package, and a web study guide that contains chapter summaries and learning experiences. These resources make it easier for instructors to prepare for and manage their courses, and they help students retain what they learn from the text. Guidance for Students Making Career Choices This fully updated text, with its insights and perspectives from top professionals and professors from around the globe, opens up the world of recreation and leisure for students, offering them vital information that will help them make informed choices as they move forward in pursuit of careers in this growing field. With its cutting-edge view of recreation and leisure services, Introduction to Recreation and Leisure prepares students for success in the field of recreation and leisure.
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Legal and Monetary Affairs Subcommittee
Hearings Before the United States House Committee on Government Operations, Subcommittee on Legal and Monetary Affairs, Eighty-Fourth Congress, Second Session, on June 25-27, July 2, 3, 9-13, 16-20, 1956
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Legal and Monetary Affairs Subcommittee
The second edition of Inclusive Physical Activity is an excellent resource for physical activity practitioners or students preparing to work with diverse populations in schools, fitness facilities, community recreation sites, and sport programs. This text shows how to provide optimal programming for all individuals—regardless of capability—so they can be healthy and active throughout the life span. Inclusive Physical Activity, Second Edition, can help you • provide well-designed and appropriate physical activity for individuals of all abilities, • increase opportunities for meaningful participation in lifelong physical activity, and • facilitate physical activity to increase health and and wellness for individuals with disabilities. The book covers programming considerations and strategies for infants and toddlers, school-age children, and adults; examples of inclusive practices for commonly offered physical activities; and suggestions for more effectively individualizing programming. Inclusive Physical Activity also provides information on adapting instruction and providing activity alternatives across the life span in five content areas: 1. Movement skills 2. Games and sports 3. Health-related fitness 4. Outdoor recreation and adventure 5. Aquatics Inclusive Physical Activity outlines a systematic approach to planning and implementing appropriate programs for individuals of varying abilities. Using the unique Functional Approach to Modifying Movement Experiences (FAMME) model, practitioners can learn—step by step—how to connect modifications directly to participants’ capability differences to provide optimal challenge and success. Updated and expanded, the second edition offers three new chapters plus special learning features: • Including All Individuals chapter-opening scenarios • Think Back questions that encourage readers to apply chapter content to each scenario • What Do You Think? questions and What Would You Do? case examples that promote reflective thinking and problem solving Instructors who adopt the text get online access to an instructor guide, test package, and presentation package. New to the second edition, the presentation package offers approximately 200 slides highlighting the most important concepts from the book plus essential figures, tables, and photos. With Inclusive Physical Activity, both students and professionals will find the knowledge and support to make meaningful and inclusive physical activity a reality and promote better health for everyone.
Marine tourism has become one of the fastest growing areas within the tourism industry. With the increased use of marine environments comes the need for informed planning and sustainable management as well as for the education and training of planners, managers and operators. Combining the disciplines of marine scientists and tourism researchers, this encyclopedia will bring together the terms, concepts and theories related to recreational and tourism activities in marine settings. Entries range from short definitions to medium and long articles.
An interdisciplinary anthology exploring issues related to diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice. When students are introduced to the study of diversity and social justice, it is usually from sociological and psychological perspectives. The scholars and activists featured in this anthology reject this approach as too limiting, insisting that we adopt a view that is both transdisciplinary and multiperspectival. Their essays focus on the components of diversity, social justice, and inclusive excellence, not just within the United States but in other parts of the world. They examine diversity in the contexts of culture, race, class, gender, learned ability and dis/ability, religion, sexual orientation, and citizenship, and explore how these concepts and identities interrelate. The result is a book that will provide readers with a better theoretical understanding of diversity studies and will enable them to see and think critically about oppression and how systems of oppression may be challenged.
Introduction to Recreation and Leisure, Second Edition, is a textbook designed for an initial undergraduate course in a recreation and leisure program. With its 21st-century views of recreation and leisure services, it incorporates indicators for future directions in the field and presents international perspectives as well as career opportunities in recreation and leisure. A new web resource is included.
The purpose of this study was to explore the influence participation in specialized recreation programs may have on inclusive recreation involvement. The research questions were concerned with the relationships between specialized recreation participation, inclusive recreation participation, self-determination and the role of supports. The study was conducted with the New York State Inclusive Recreation Resource Center (NYSIRRC) at SUNY Cortland. The NYSIRRC was interested in this information to help improve its Recreation Referral Service (RRS). The RRS serves people with disabilities and helps them to pursue inclusive recreation. Specialized programs are segregated and do not always lead to inclusion in recreation. Research has not shown whether participation in specialized programs may help to promote participation in inclusive recreation or if they create dependency or other barriers. There is little research on whether participation in specialized recreation programs leads to greater involvement in inclusive recreation, or unintentionally enables a cycle of participation in segregated services. There is much research to support that inclusion in recreation has significant benefits to all participants, with and without disabilities. What is unclear is why, when the benefits of inclusion are well documented, people still chose not to participate in these programs. Is it as simple as personal choice, or are there other reasons? This study explored these questions in order to help service providers offer programs, both specialized and inclusive, to help promote recreation participation that will help people to participate fully in the recreation of their choice. This study used qualitative methods to address the research questions. The study sample was selected using purposive sampling, where individuals who had the specific characteristics of importance to this study were deliberately selected. This type of sampling led 'information rich cases' (Patton, 1990, p. 169). Only a small sample was analyzed for this study because cases are in-depth and information rich. Based on the findings it was concluded that specialized recreation programs do have a positive influence on inclusive recreation for people with disabilities. Results are discussed in more detail.
Dale Borman Fink, the author of the only book on inclusion of youth with special needs in after school child care, now presents the first book to examine the experiences of children with disabilities participating in youth programs alongside their typical peers. Using a case study technique, he probes into the issues and dynamics that influence the increasing participation of kids with disabilities in such activities as Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and park and recreation programs.