Internship report: Project Double Challenge, McGill University

Lair, Catherine (2005) Internship report: Project Double Challenge, McGill University. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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This report is the result of a four month internship, the main goal of which was to evaluate a component of the professional preparation program run by McGill University for physical education and kinesiology students. The component evaluated, Project Double Challenge (PDC), was an on-campus requirement of McGill's adapted physical activity course EDKP 396 in which university students worked with individuals with a disability. These individuals were adults who came from l'Atelier le Fil D'Ariane, a tapestry workshop, and children and teenagers who came from REACH and Chambly Academy. Another goal was to suggest improvements to PDC to make it more relevant for both McGill and REACH students. Three types of investigation were completed. The first was a review of literature plus a series of interviews with REACH teachers; the second was an ongoing investigation that consisted of follow-up interviews with McGill students; the third was the distribution of questionnaires to REACH teachers and McGill students. The results show that PDC is a well run program. Since improvement is always possible, some tools designed to enhance communication between REACH and McGill were created. A series of 20 recommendations that emerged from the different investigations, and my personal experience throughout the internship, are presented.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 10841
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 60-63.
Department(s): Human Kinetics and Recreation, School of
Date: 2005
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Physical education for people with disabilities--Quebec (Province) --Montreal--Evaluation.

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