1st Edition

Equity and Inclusion in Physical Education and Sport

Edited By Gary Stidder, Sid Hayes Copyright 2013
    240 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    240 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    An essential component of good practice in physical education is ensuring inclusivity for all pupils, regardless of need, ability or background. Now in a fully revised and updated new edition, Equity and Inclusion in Physical Education fully explores the theoretical and practical issues faced by physical education teachers today.

    The book amalgamates areas of critical debate within the world of physical education and is structured around the key topics of ability, special educational needs, gender, sexuality, social class, race and ethnicity. These issues are discussed in relation to principles of equity, equality of opportunity, pedagogy, differentiation, curriculum planning and cultural awareness. Other chapters explore contemporary themes such as healthism and obesity and values in physical education and policy, whilst a chapter new to this edition demonstrates the importance of reflexivity and critical self-reflection in good inclusive practice.

    As well as being a perfect introductory text for any course on inclusion or inclusive practice in physical education, the book offers invaluable, practical advice for established professionals, newly qualified teachers and trainees about how to meet equity and inclusion requirements. Examples of good practice are included throughout, as well as guidance on how to implement an inclusive PE curriculum within the school.

    1. Equity and Inclusion in Physical Education: Themes and Perspectives for Practitioners - Gary Stidder and Sid Hayes  2. The Value of Reflexivity for Inclusive Practice in Physical Education - Gary Stidder  3. Personalized Learning in Physical Education - Andrew Theodoulides  4. Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) in Physical Education - Philip Vickerman and Sid Hayes  5. Investigating the Gender Regime in Physical Education and Dance - Gary Stidder, Gill Lines and Saul Keyworth  6. Challenging Heterosexism, Homophobia and Transphobia in Physical Education - Gill Clarke  7. Sport for Development and Peace in Divided Societies: Developing Cross-Community Sport Partnerships in Israel - John Sugden and Nico Schulenkorf  8. Sticks and Stones May Break my Bones, but Words will Never Hurt Me?: Challenging Racial Stereotypes in Physical Education and School Sport - Sid Hayes and Daniel Burdsey  9. Physical Education and Social Class - John Evans and Alan Bairner  10. Inclusive Learning and Teaching through Accredited Awards in Physical Education within a 14 - 19 Curriculum Framework - Gary Stidder and James Wallis  11. Sport Policy, Physical Education and Participation: Inclusive Issues for Schools? - Marc Keech  12. Healthism and the Obesity Discourse: Approaches to Inclusive Health Education through Alternative Physical Education - Gary Stidder and Gerald Griggs


    Gary Stidder is Principal Lecturer in Physical Education and pathway leader for the Post Graduate Certificate of Physical Education in the School of Sport and Service Management at the University of Brighton, UK. He is also the co-founder of the University of Brighton's pioneering Football4Peace Project in Israel

    Sid Hayes is Principal Lecturer in Physical Education and Course leader for the Bachelor of Arts Physical Education Degree programme with Qualified Teacher Status at the University of Brighton, UK

    "...this is a go-to text on inclusion issues in PE and youth sport, with some valuable suggestions for practice and sufficient consideration of the causes and effects of exclusion and social injustice in PE." – Joanne Hill, University of Bedfordshire, Published in Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly