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1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Adapted Physical Education

ISBN 9780367146115
Published February 3, 2020 by Routledge
516 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This handbook represents the first comprehensive and evidence-based review of theory, research, and practice in the field of adapted physical education (APE). Exploring philosophical and foundational aspects of APE, the book outlines the main conceptual frameworks informing research and teaching in this area, and presents important material that will help shape best practice and future research.

Written by world-leading researchers, the book introduces the key themes in APE, such as historical perspectives on disability, disability and the law, language, and measurement.  It examines the most significant theoretical frameworks for understanding APE, from embodiment and social cognitive theory to occupational socialization, and surveys current debates and practical issues in APE, such as teacher training, the use of technology, and physical inactivity and health.  Acknowledging the importance of the voices of children, parents and peers, the book also explores research methods and paradigms in APE, with each chapter including directions for further research.

Offering an unprecedented wealth of material, the Routledge Handbook of Adapted Physical Education is an essential reference for advanced students, researchers and scholars working in APE, and useful reading for anybody with an interest in disability, physical education, sports coaching, movement science or youth sport.

Table of Contents


Justin A. Haegele, Samuel R. Hodge and Deborah R. Shapiro


Part I

Foundational Issues in Adapted Physical Education


1          Historical Viewpoint on Adapted Physical Education

            Karen P. Depauw


2          Law and Legislation Impacting Adapted Physical Education Programs

            Anita M. Moorman and Mary A. Hums


3          Viewpoints toward Disability: Conceptualizing Disability in Adapted Physical Education

            Damian Haslett and Brett Smith


4          Historical Context and Definition of Inclusion

            Iva Obrusnikova and Martin E. Block


5          Utilizing Theory to Drive Research in Adapted Physical Education

            Anthony J. Maher and Janine K. Coates


6          Evidence Based Practices in Adapted Physical Education

            Yeshayahu “Shayke” Hutzler


7          Measurement in Adapted Physical Education Research

            Joonkoo Yun and Layne Case


8          Disability Language in Adapted Physical Education: What is the Story?

            Nancy L. I. Spencer, Danielle Peers and Lindsay Eales


Part II

Research Approaches


9          Quantitative Research

            Samuel R. Hodge


10        Qualitative Inquiry in Adapted Physical Education

            Donna Goodwin


11        Mixed-Methods Research

            William J. Harvey, Mathieu Michaud and Shawn Wilkinson


12        Single-Subject Research Designs in Adapted Physical Education

            Jihyun Lee and Phillip Ward


13        Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis

            Xihe Zhu


Part III

Conceptual & Theoretical Frameworks


14        Embodiment: Philosophical Considerations of the Body in Adaptive Physical Education

            Øyvind F. Standal


15        Constructivism and Social Constructionism in Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education

            Michelle Grenier


16        Re-Thinking Disability and Adapted Physical Education: An Intersectionality Perspective 

            Laura Azzarito


17        Bioecological Theory

            Jihoun An and Sheresa Boone Blanchard


18        Social Cognitive Theory

            Jeffrey J. Martin and Michelle D. Guerrero


19        Self-Determination Theory

            Janice Causgrove Dunn and Chantelle Zimmer


20        Self-Efficacy Theory

            Chunxiao Li


21        Theory of Planned Behavior

            Terry L. Rizzo and Luis Columna


22        Motivational Theories

            Jeffrey J. Martin, Erin Snapp and Leah Ketcheson


23        Occupational Socialization Theory and the Lived Experiences of Adapted Physical        Educators

            Wesley J. Wilson and K. Andrew R. Richards


Part IV

Research Trends in Adapted Physical Education


24        Pre-service Teacher Training in Adapted Physical Education

            E. William Vogler


25        Technology-Based Professional Development in Adapted Physical Education

            Seán Healy


26        Adapted Physical Education Research from the Perspectives of Teachers, Peers, and   Parents

            Francis M. Kozub, Cathy McKay and Luis Columna


27        According to the Kids: Research from the Perspectives of Children with Disabilities

            Jennifer Leo and Niamh-Elizabeth Mourton


28        Motor Competence within the Discipline of Adapted Physical Education

            Megan Macdonald, Byungmo Ku, Sam Logan and Jodi Stinson


29        Public Health Research: Physical Inactivity

            Byron Lai and Heidi Stanish

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Justin A. Haegele is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Movement Sciences at Old Dominion University, USA. His research focuses within the interdisciplinary field of adapted physical activity, with a primary interest in examining how individuals with disabilities experience physical activity participation. Dr. Haegele has received several awards designated for emerging scholars in physical education and adapted physical activity. He is also Research Fellow with the Research Council of SHAPE and Associate Editor for Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly and Quest.

Samuel R. Hodge is a Professor in the Department of Human Sciences at The Ohio State University, USA. Professor Hodge is a Fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology; the National Association of Kinesiology in Higher Education; and the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE). He is also Editor of Quest and an Executive Associate Editor of Multicultural Learning and Teaching, and long-time member of the Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly’s editorial board.

Deborah R. Shapiro is Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Georgia State University, USA. Her primary research focus has been in the area of psychosocial factors of sport participation among youth athletes with disabilities and professional preparation. Dr. Shapiro has received several awards for her scholarship and leadership in the field of adapted physical activity, and she serves as Associate Editor of the Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly.


"This new handbook provides an excellent resource for graduate students and faculty in the area of APA. We see it being on every faculty member’s bookshelf or in their e-textbook holdings. It provides great theoretical underpinnings for graduate students and faculty who are initiating reviews of literature. For graduate students, this handbook provides substantial initial summaries of the literature in the field of APE and APA. Emerging scholars and graduate students can use the handbook as a resource when considering various research directions and methods." - Willie Leung and Jeffrey A. McCubbin, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University, USA, Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly