ERIC Number: ED337943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
The Wake Leisure Education Program: An Integral Part of Special Education. A Facilitator's Manual Containing Field-Tested Leisure Education Curriculum Materials.
Bullock, Charles C.; And Others
This guide describes how to set up, implement, and evaluate an individualized leisure education program for secondary school students with disabilities. Field testing of the program found that students who participated in the program were more independent in their leisure and had a smoother post-school adjustment. After an introduction, an overview of the program covers purpose; staffing; administration; inservice; legal liability; curriculum themes; setting up the program; suggestions for working with parents, teachers, and students; and implementation strategies. The curriculum itself is then presented with 10 units covering the following areas: leisure awareness; self-awareness in leisure; leisure opportunities; community resource awareness; barriers; personal resources--responsibility; planning; planning an outing; going on an outing; and evaluating the outing. Provided for each unit is a goal, objectives, a session outline, suggested materials, and teaching recommendations. Also included are various leisure education materials and handouts including a leisure time clock, planning forms, an exercise guide, and leisure reminders. Among the appendixes are a list of related services under Public Law 101-476, a summary of results from the evaluation study, an example of inclusion of leisure education on a student's Individualized Education Plan, a leisure education contract, assessment guides, and a "Parents' Guide to the Student's Leisure Notebook". (DB)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Disabilities, Individualized Programs, Leisure Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Recreation, Secondary Education, Self Concept, Teaching Methods
Center for Recreation and Disability Studies, University of North Carolina, CB#8145, 730 Airport Rd., Suite 204, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8145 ($20.00 plus postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Center for Recreation and Disability Studies.