As the number of inclusive programs grows, an important question arises: What are the outcomes of participation in an inclusive camp or outdoor school where children live, learn, and play with peers of varying abilities. Residential camps and outdoor schools and their research partners are striving to develop effective methods to examine the outcomes for program participants (Dworken. 2001). Both quantitative and qualitative methods have been used to examine outcomes such as changes in skill levels, self-perceptions, attitudes, social interaction, and infonnant or self-reported growth in various areas of development. Qualitative research may help us describe the scope, depth, and context surrounding those outcomes as well as how participants' experiences during a program carry over into their functioning in other environments or situations. In the present study, qualitative outcomes of inclusive residential camps and outdoor schools for children with and without disabilities are described.
Fullerton, Ann; Brannan, Steve; and Arick, Joel
"Qualitative Outcomes for Youth Who Participate in Inclusive Programs: A Multi-Case Analysis Across 14 Camps and Outdoor Schools,"
Research in Outdoor Education: Vol. 6, Article 6.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.cortland.edu/reseoutded/vol6/iss1/6