ERIC Number: ED245503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Research Integration Project: Recreation and Leisure Education for Special Populations. Final Report.
Institute for Career and Leisure Development, Washington, DC.
The report presents findings of a review of research on recreation and leisure education for handicapped children and youth and an analysis of policy implications. Research was assessed via facet analysis; the facets were specified as: actors, or population (handicapping condition), setting, and descriptor categories or types of actions or products--materials, model programs, interaction of leisure with education, policy issues, interagency cooperation, and funding assistance. Details of the literature search process (screening, assessing external and internal validity) are presented in a section that also includes summaries of studies on leisure skill assessment, leisure skill acquisition, community programming, leisure counseling, social skill development through leisure participation, and school-based leisure education. A state of the art paper follows with information on research and training projects promoting leisure education for handicapped students. Results of a Delphi Survey of professionals are reported regarding critical issues or gaps in the literature that were considered pertinent to facilitators of leisure education and recreation programs for handicapped persons. A final section presents recommendations for future research in recreation and leisure education for special populations. (CL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners; Administrators; Policymakers
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Career and Leisure Development, Washington, DC.