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ERIC Number: EJ1132211
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Helping Students THRIVE--A Two-Way Street
Bias, Ken; Docheff, Dennis
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v30 n2 p22-26 2017
At the University of Central Missouri (UCM), the THRIVE program is made up of young adults, ages 18 to 25, who have developmental or intellectual disabilities. A merger occurred between the THRIVE program and the adapted physical education course required for physical education teacher education (PETE) students to provide practical experiences for the PETE majors to work with students with special needs, and to provide THRIVE students with meaningful learning experiences related to fitness, skill and healthy lifestyles. Most importantly, all students develop positive relationships. This merger--THRIVE PE program--has led to positive outcomes for both the PETE students and the THRIVE students. The purpose of this article is to share the "nuts and bolts" of how this program works so others in PETE programs can consider adopting a similar course of action for their students. The hope is that this article will serve as a springboard for the development of similar programs that benefit both PETE students and students with special needs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A