Essentials of Teaching Adapted Physical Education: Diversity, Culture, and Inclusion offers a wealth of knowledge for teaching today's diverse student population, including those with disabilities. Readers will learn how to teach a variety of students, organize learning within various curricular models, assess and evaluate students, and manage behavior. Readers will also learn more about the conditions and disabilities they may encounter when teaching, how to understand students' various abilities, and how to adapt and modify instructional methods to include all students.
The book emphasizes the importance of being culturally responsive and acquiring the necessary knowledge to infuse appropriate, socially just practices into educational settings. Future teachers will learn how to apply culturally responsive instructional methods and behavior management strategies and will understand broader social and economic contexts for their students' behavior.
At the same time, this book provides more than a how-to approach to teaching adapted physical education. Its content and features promote reflective learning, encouraging readers to anticipate the types of teaching situations and challenges that may arise and think through how they will respond. Scenarios and vignettes throughout provide context for the material and promote critical thinking and problem solving.
"The breadth and depth of material covered is very appropriate for undergraduate PETE programs. The review questions for each chapter are highly focused upon key elements and the application of that material to real-world examples." Geoff Davison, Lyndon State College, US
"I found the text to be very user friendly/student-oriented, with the practical applications we need." Libba Woodruff, University of Alabama, US
1 Education and Students with Disabilities
2 Teaching a Diversity of Learners
3 Physical Activity and Health
4 Motor Development
5 Inclusive Curricular Models and Instructional Methodology
6 Assessment and Individualized Education Program Development
7 Managing the Environment and Student Behavior
8 Support Personnel in Physical Education
10 Learning Disabilities
11 Intellectual Disabilities
12 Motor Delays and Developmental Coordination Disorder
13 Visual Impairments, Deafness, Hard-of-Hearing, or Deafblindness
14 Autism Spectrum Disorders
15 Other Health Impairments
16 Teaching Students with Severe or Multiple Disabilities
17 Assistive Technology and Assistive Devices in Physical Education