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Influence of service-learning on kinesiology students' attitudes toward p-12 students with disabilities.
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PMID:  24762389     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Employing a grounded theory approach, the purpose of this study was to qualitatively examine the influence of service-learning (SL) on undergraduate kinesiology students' attitudes toward and experiences working with P-12 students with disabilities. Fourteen (9 female, 5 male) kinesiology students enrolled in an adapted physical education class participated in one of three focus group interviews regarding their experiences of working with P-12 students with disabilities. All interview data were analyzed following procedures outlined by Strauss and Corbin (1998). The following five themes represent the participants' experiences and attitudes toward P-12 students with disabilities after their involvement in a SL project: (a) initial reactions, (b) selection of P-12 students, (c) preconceived attitudes, (d) the benefits of SL, and (e) positive experience. All 14 of the participants who volunteered to share their experiences indicated that the SL experience positively affected their attitudes toward individuals with disabilities.
Authors:
Emily Ann Roper; Jose A Santiago
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Adapted physical activity quarterly : APAQ     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1543-2777     ISO Abbreviation:  Adapt Phys Activ Q     Publication Date:  2014 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-04-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701671     Medline TA:  Adapt Phys Activ Q     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  162-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
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