Inclusive Physical Education Around the World: Origins, Cultures, Practices, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Inclusive Physical Education Around the World

Origins, Cultures, Practices, 1st Edition

Edited by Sandra Heck, Martin E. Block

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248 pages | 5 B/W Illus.

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Description

Inclusive Physical Education Around the World is the first book to survey inclusive physical education worldwide, to examine the history of inclusive physical education across different regions, and to compare their policy, practice and educational cultures.

Featuring the work of leading researchers from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America, the book provides a unique interdisciplinary contribution to the fields of physical education, history, and pedagogy. It provides readers with information on the origins and historical development of inclusion in schools and teaches them about different ways that inclusive physical education has grown and is implemented in different countries.

Thisis essential reading for anybody with an interest in physical education, disability sport, adapted physical activity, special educational needs (SEN) teaching, or social justice in education. It is a vital resource for postgraduates, researchers and academics who are interested in studies on inclusion and heterogeneity, as well as sport and cultural historians, physical education teachers and students.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why read another book on inclusive physical education?

Sandra Heck and Martin E. Block

Part I: Origins

1. History of Inclusive Physical Education in North America

Martin E. Block, Iva Obrusnikova and Meghann Lloyd

2. History of Inclusive Physical Education in South America

Eliane Mauerberg-deCastro and Debra Frances Campbell

3. History of Inclusive Physical Education in Western and Northern Europe

Sandra Heck, Oskar Solenes, Angela Magnanini and Natalie Campbell

4. History of Inclusive Physical Education in Eastern and Central Europe

Aija Klavina, Martin Kudlacek and Mariusz Damentko

5. History of Inclusive Physical Education in the Middle East

Yeshayahu Hutzler, Dilara Özer and Gülsüm Hatipoğlu Özcan

6. History of Inclusive Physical Education in Asia

Yongshun Wang, Xiaolei Kang, Anlu Yang, Tomoyasu Yasui and YoungHwan Koh

7. History of Inclusive Physical Education in Africa

Ogu Okey Charles, Francois Cleophas and Agueda Maria Flores Gomes

8. History of Inclusive Physical Education in Australia

Robyn Kellock Floyd and Peter Downs

Part II: Cultures and Practices

9. Cultural Factors Currently Affecting Inclusive Practice – North America

Lauren Lieberman, Michelle Grenier and Megan MacDonald

10. Cultural Factors Currently Affecting Inclusive Practice – South America

Eliane Mauerberg-deCastro and Debra Frances Campbell

11. Cultural Factors Currently Affecting Inclusive Practice – Europe

Sandra Heck, Hayley Fitzgerald, Oskar Solenes, Angela Magnanini and Ken Black

12. Cultural Factors Currently Affecting Inclusive Practice – Asia

Cindy Sit, Liang Xiao and Li Chunxiao

13. Cultural Factors Currently Affecting Inclusive Practice – Africa

Ogu Okey Charles

14. Cultural Factors Currently Affecting Inclusive Practice – Australia

Peter Downs and Robyn Kellock Floyd

Conclusions

Martin E. Block and Sandra Heck

About the Editors

Sandra Heck is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Institute for Applied Educational Sciences at the University of Luxembourg. As a state certified physical education teacher, she has taught students at primary, secondary and special schools and has established university courses on inclusive physical education.She holds the position of General Secretary of the International Society for the History of Sport and Physical Education (ISHPES). She is also the National Delegate for Germany in the Fédération Internationale de l’Education Physique (FIEP) and an Executive Board member of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE).

Martin E. Block is Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Virginia, USA, where he teaches courses in adapted physical education and motor development. He is internationally known for his work on including children with disabilities in general physical education as well as his work on programs for children with severe disabilities. He is also Editor of the Journal Palaestra, and Past-President of the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU026040
EDUCATION / Special Education / Physical Disabilities
EDU033000
EDUCATION / Physical Education
SPO000000
SPORTS & RECREATION / General
SPO076000
SPORTS & RECREATION / Disability Sports