Inclusion is primarily discussed in education. With the increasing number of member states of the United Nations ratifying the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, academics have vividly discussed inclusion in the context of other areas of life, such as the community at large, as ‘social inclusion’ in the context of work and employment, and with regard to the aspects addressed by Article 30.5 of the Convention, namely cultural life, recreation, leisure, and sport. This volume is organized around the topic inclusion in sport and has a particular focus on the participation of people with disabilities in sport. Typical barriers for people with disabilities to participate in sport include lack of awareness on the part of people without disabilities as to how to involve them in teams adequately; lack of opportunities and programmes for training and competition; too few accessible facilities due to physical barriers; and limited information on and access to resources. The chapters attribute central importance to the processes and mechanisms of inclusion that operate within sporting environments and to the question of either what happens or could happen to persons with disabilities who enter the playing field.
The chapters were originally published in a special issue of Sport in Society.
Table of Contents
Prologue Florian Kiuppis Preface Eli A. Wolff and Mary A. Hums 1. Inclusion in sport: disability and participation Florian Kiuppis 2. Hard bodies: exploring historical and cultural factors in disabled people’s participation in exercise; applying critical disability theory Marsha Saxton 3. Making the right real! A case study on the implementation of the right to sport for persons with disabilities in Ethiopia Mina C. Mojtahedi and Hisayo Katsui 4. The relationship between physical activity and self-efficacy in children with disabilities Kim Wickman, Madelene Nordlund and Christina Holm 5. A global perspective on disparity of gender and disability for deaf female athletes Becky Clark and Johanna Mesch 6. The outcomes of running a sport camp for children and youth with visual impairments on faculty members’ teaching, research, and service activities: a case study Otávio L. P. C. Furtado, Lauren J. Lieberman and Gustavo L. Gutierrez 7. Sense of belonging: is inclusion the answer? Melissa H. D’Eloia and Pollie Price 8. Between a rock and a hard place: the impact of the professionalization of the role of the teaching assistant in mainstream school physical education in the United Kingdom Jackie Farr 9. The fiddle of using the Paralympic Games as a vehicle for expanding [dis]ability sport participation P. David Howe and Carla Filomena Silva 10. About inclusive participation in sport: cultural desirability and technical obstacles Alexy Valet 11. Forgotten bodies – an examination of physical education from the perspective of ableism Martin Giese and Sebastian Ruin 12. Social participation of people with disabilities in boxing and capoeira: a comparative ethnographic multi-sited focus Martial Meziani Epilogue Cheri A. Blauwet
Florian Kiuppis, formerly Chairholder of UNESCO Chair in Inclusive Physical Education, Sport, Fitness and Recreation at the Institute of Technology, Tralee (Ireland) and currently Professor of Inclusive Education at the Catholic University of Applied Sciences Freiburg (Germany) and Inland University of Applied Sciences – INN University, Lillehammer (Norway).