Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Special Olympics Youth Activation Committee: The Experiences of Athletes and Peer Partners
by Garrett, Adam C., Ed.D., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2020, 72; 27956987
Abstract (Summary)

Students with disabilities continue to be marginalized members of society. The purpose of this qualitative study was to better understand the experiences of athletes and peer partners as they participate in the Special Olympics Youth Activation Committee in the context of their local schools and communities. Through the analysis and study of students’ experiences with Special Olympic Unified Champion School programming, we can better understand how to implement inclusive educational programming and provide meaningful experiences for all students in public school settings.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Puchner, Laurel
Commitee: Reeves, Alison, Miner, Craig
School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department: Educational Leadership
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: DAI-A 81/12(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational leadership, Disability studies
Keywords: Special Olympics, Public schools, Athletes
Publication Number: 27956987
ISBN: 9798645477356
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