ERIC Number: EJ1131991
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Inclusion Coordinators at Jewish Summer Camps: Roles and Challenges
Shefter, Laura; Uhrman, Abigail L.; Tobin, Lisa; Kress, Jeffrey S.
Journal of Jewish Education, v83 n1 p69-84 2017
As appreciation of the impact of Jewish camping has grown, so have efforts to increase the number of campers able to participate in these settings. Inclusion of campers with disabilities, though not a new phenomenon, has likewise expanded. As more services are provided to campers with disabilities, more camps are hiring an Inclusion Coordinator to spearhead and manage these initiatives. This article explores the work done by these professionals and the challenges they face in doing so. The work of Inclusion Coordinators is discussed in the context of the evolving nature of camp-based inclusion efforts as a whole. The authors see inclusion at summer camps as an area in which much creative work has been done, and would benefit not only from additional resources but also from increased coordination as "a field."
Descriptors: Jews, Disabilities, Inclusion, Coordinators, Residential Programs, Summer Programs, Communities of Practice, Surveys, Census Figures, Staff Development, Training, Religious Education
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