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Inclusive Leisure With HKPropel Access

Inclusive Leisure With HKPropel Access

A Strengths-Based Approach

$159.95 CAD


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    Inclusive Leisure: A Strengths-Based Approach With HKPropel Access blends theoretical and practical information to prepare students to apply the concept of inclusivity to all aspects of the leisure and recreation field.

    Inclusive Leisure delivers foundational content to help readers understand inclusion and applies this knowledge to practical and applied scenarios. Grounded in a strengths-based approach, which focuses on a person’s abilities rather than their limitations, the comprehensive text moves beyond programming and service delivery by exploring how inclusivity can be applied to administrative practices, organizational philosophy, personnel practices, infrastructure design, community relations, marketing, and more.

    Throughout the text, pedagogical aids such as learning outcomes, chapter summaries, and reflection questions help students retain and apply knowledge. Inclusive Leisure also includes the following features to enhance student engagement:
    • Professionals in Action sidebars offer a real-world look at the common issues and inclusive solutions that have been employed by professionals in the field.
    • Spotlight on Inclusion sidebars highlight leisure programs that are successfully practicing inclusion in a variety of settings.
    • Global View on Inclusion sidebars illustrate the work of international organizations that are committed to spreading inclusive practices around the globe.
    • Online learning tools delivered through HKPropel include learning objectives, summaries, and website links for each chapter.
    Part I of Inclusive Leisure outlines fundamental concepts needed to ground professional practice in inclusion. It defines the strengths-based approach and examines foundational and theoretical concepts as well as the legislation that mandates inclusive leisure services. Part II provides in-depth information on inclusive practices that can be used by leisure service professionals to ensure a positive experience for all individuals with disabilities. It challenges readers to go beyond inclusive programs and to apply inclusion in all organizational aspects. Part III offers applied information and examples of inclusion across the breadth of leisure services, including programming in sports, fitness, aquatics, art, outdoor adventure, travel and tourism, special events, and more.

    Inclusive Leisure asserts that disability is simply part of the human condition, that the strengths and abilities of people with disabilities must be at the forefront of inclusion, and that access to inclusive leisure is a matter of social justice and a critical professional practice. By learning theoretical and legal foundations, building on that knowledge with a multitude of applied elements, and establishing their practice in a strengths-based approach, students will be well prepared to create inclusive leisure environments and programming.

    Note: A code for accessing HKPropel is included with all print books.


    Undergraduate and graduate recreation and leisure students.
    Part I. Foundations of Inclusion

    Chapter 1. Introduction to Inclusion
    Mary Ann Devine and Lynn Anderson
    What Is Inclusion?
    Key Definitions
    Philosophy and Culture of Inclusion
    History of Inclusion
    Inclusive Versus Specialized Programs
    The Future of Inclusion

    Chapter 2. Introduction to the Strengths Approach
    Lynn Anderson
    What Is the Strengths Approach?
    The Ecological Perspective and the Social Model of Disability
    Principles Guiding the Strengths Approach
    Inclusion and the Strengths Approach

    Chapter 3. Foundational Principles of Inclusion
    Lynn Anderson
    Principles: A Beacon to Best Practices
    Important Inclusion Principles
    Applying the Principles to Practice

    Chapter 4. Theoretical Foundations of Inclusion
    Mary Ann Devine
    Ecological Theory
    Social Identity Theory
    Contact Theory
    Social Construction Theory
    Self-Determination Theory

    Chapter 5. Legal Foundations of Inclusion
    Katherine Hunt Thomas
    Disability Rights Laws in the United States
    Global Disability Rights Laws

    Chapter 6. The People We Serve
    Lynn Anderson
    Variations in the Human Condition
    Meanings of Disability
    Disability Is a Functional Variation in the Human Condition
    People With Disabilities Are People First

    Chapter 7. Overview of the Inclusion Process
    Mary Ann Devine and Lynn Anderson
    A Review of Fundamental Approaches to Inclusion
    Inclusion Concepts
    Inclusion Process Models
    Putting Models Into Action

    Part II. Best Practices in Inclusion

    Chapter 8. Inclusive Communication
    Lynn Anderson and Vicki Wilkins
    Person-First and Identity-First Language
    Communicating Clearly With Plain Language
    Wayfinding and Accessible Signage
    Communicating for All: Alternative Forms of Communication
    Communicating Electronically: Web and Digital Accessibility

    Chapter 9. Best Practices in Physical Inclusion
    Jennifer Skulski
    The Physical Environment and Standards Development
    New Construction Versus Existing Facilities
    Functional Impairments and Building Blocks for the Accessibility Standards
    Scoping and Technical Provisions Within the Accessibility Standards
    Access to Parks and Recreation Facilities
    Universal Design: Beyond Minimum Standards

    Chapter 10. Best Practices in Administrative Inclusion
    Tracey Crawford and Andrea Griffin
    Agency Vision, Mission, and Values
    Advisory Groups and Community Outreach
    Planning for Inclusion
    Financial Aspects of Inclusion
    Inclusion Point of Contact
    Staffing Inclusive Services
    Inclusive Policies and Procedures
    Evaluating Inclusion Services

    Chapter 11. Best Practices in Inclusive Programs and Services
    Lynn Anderson and Carla Kress
    Bridging the Gap Model
    Registration and Individualized Assessment
    Support Services
    Adaptations, Modifications, and Accommodations
    Implementation, Monitoring, and Evaluation of Inclusive Services at the Individual Level
    Advocacy for Inclusion

    Part III. Application of Inclusion Best Practices in the Field

    Chapter 12. Inclusion in Sport
    Patti Craig, Bob Barcelona, Semra Aytur, Jess Amato, and Jill Gravink
    A Transdisciplinary Perspective to Conceptualize Inclusion in Sport
    A Big-Picture Overview of the Adaptive Sport Sector
    What Is Inclusion in Sport?
    Advancing Disability Rights Through Inclusive Sport
    Global Sport Initiatives

    Chapter 13. Inclusive Fitness and Physical Activity
    John Foley, Nienke Dosa, Stephanie Field, and Mary Ann Devine
    A Strengths Approach to Fitness and Physical Activity
    Social Justice, Environmental Justice, and Inclusive Physical Activity
    Leisure Constraints Theory
    Assessing Accessibility in Fitness Facilities
    Best Practices in Inclusive Fitness and Physical Activity

    Chapter 14. Inclusive Aquatics
    MaryBeth Pappas Baun
    Benefits of Participation in Aquatics
    Successful and Rewarding Programs
    Accessibility Features of Aquatic Environments
    Inclusion and Safety in Aquatic Environments
    Aquatic Fun and Fitness

    Chapter 15. Inclusive Playgrounds
    Marnie Norris and Diane Scanlon
    Design Considerations for Inclusive Playground Elements
    Inclusive Playground Design Considerations for Site Planning
    Additional Inclusive Play Considerations
    Building a Stakeholder Base for Sustainable Inclusive Playgrounds
    Social Inclusion Programs That Activate the Inclusive Playground

    Chapter 16. Inclusive Camps and After-School Programs
    Linda Heyne
    Camp and After-School Programs
    Unique Characteristics of Camp and After-School Programs That Support Inclusion
    Barriers to Inclusion in Camp and After-School Settings
    Best Practices
    Staff Training

    Chapter 17. Inclusive Outdoor and Adventure Activities
    Tim O’Connell and Sarah Connolly
    What Are Outdoor and Adventure Activities?
    The Process of Outdoor and Adventure Activities
    Outcomes of Outdoor and Adventure Activities
    Constraints to Participation
    A Strengths Approach to Outdoor and Adventure Activities
    Trauma-Informed Outdoor and Adventure Activities
    Anti-Oppressive Practice in Outdoor and Adventure Activities

    Chapter 18. Inclusive Arts
    Sarah Ory and Mary Ann Devine
    Why Arts Are Essential
    Inclusive Arts From a Strength-Based Approach
    Inclusive Arts
    Universal Design for Inclusive Arts
    Social Justice in Inclusive Arts

    Chapter 19. Inclusive Travel and Tourism
    Mary Ann Devine
    Fundamentals of Travel and Tourism
    Types of Travel and Tourism
    Global Perspectives of Inclusive Travel and Tourism
    Inclusive Tourism
    Inclusion Considerations in Travel and Tourism

    Chapter 20. Inclusive Special Events and Festivals
    Mary Ann Devine
    Nature of Festivals
    Importance of Creating an Inclusive Special Event and Festival
    Event/Festival Planning
    Entertainment and Performances
    Marketing and Communication
    Human Resources

    Chapter 21. Inclusive Volunteering
    Kimberly D. Miller and Brent D. Wolfe
    What Is Inclusive Volunteering?
    Why Inclusive Volunteering?
    Best Practices in Inclusive Volunteering

    Chapter 22. Inclusive Clubs and Organizations
    Lynn Anderson
    Overview of Clubs and Organizations
    Importance of Inclusion to Clubs and Organizations
    Best Practices in Inclusive Clubs and Organizations

    Chapter 23. Inclusive Recreation Beyond Disability
    Mary Breunig
    Dominant Cultural Paradigm
    Historically Marginalized Individuals and Communities
    Language Matters: Key Definitions
    Toward a More Just View of Recreation and Leisure

    Appendix A. Disability Laws and Acts in English-Speaking Countries Around the World
    Appendix B. Inclusive Policy Statements
    Mary Ann Devine, EdD, PhD, is a professor in the recreation, parks, and tourism management program at Kent State University, where she directs the disability studies and community inclusion minor, a program she developed. She has authored over 30 articles and book chapters as well as the book Programming Trends in Therapeutic Recreation. She has delivered numerous research presentations on the international, national, state, and regional levels. She currently serves on the editorial boards of Therapeutic Recreation Journal and the Journal of Leisure Research. In 2009, Devine received the Gonzaga da Gama Researcher of the Year award from the National Institute on Recreation Inclusion and National Recreation and Park Association. She is currently an advisory board member for the Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board in Akron, Ohio. She is a fellow of the Academy of Leisure Sciences.

    Lynn S. Anderson, PhD, is a distinguished service professor at State University of New York at Cortland, where she also serves as the founding director of the Inclusive Recreation Resource Center. She has served as chairperson of the recreation, parks, and leisure studies department and coordinator of the online therapeutic recreation graduate program, a program she developed. Her research interests include strengths-based approaches in therapeutic recreation and inclusion in recreation and therapeutic recreation services. She has written three textbooks and numerous book chapters and research articles, and she has delivered professional presentations and workshops on the international, national, regional, state, and local levels. Anderson currently serves on the editorial board for Therapeutic Recreation Journal. She is a fellow of the Academy of Leisure Sciences as well as a distinguished fellow of the National Academy of Recreational Therapists.

    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel.

    Instructor guide. Includes chapter summaries, lecture aids, activities, essay topic ideas, demonstrations or guest speaker ideas, and tips for presenting important key concepts.

    Test package. Contains more than 500 questions in true-false, fill-in-the-blank, essay and short-answer, and multiple-choice formats. The files may be downloaded for integration with a learning management system or printed for use as paper-based tests. Instructors may also create their own customized quizzes or tests from the test bank questions to assign to students directly through HKPropel. True-false and multiple-choice questions are automatically graded, and instructors can review student scores in the platform.

    Presentation package. Features more than 280 PowerPoint slides of text, artwork, and tables from the book that can be used for class discussion and presentation. The slides in the presentation package can be used directly within PowerPoint or printed to make handouts for students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides.

    Instructors also receive access to all student materials in HKPropel. For Inclusive Leisure, this includes learning objectives, summaries, and website links for each chapter. 

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