ERIC Number: EJ1006422
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Charting a Course for Culturally Responsive Physical Education
Robinson, Daniel B.; Borden, Lisa Lunney; Robinson, Ingrid M.
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v58 n4 p526-546 Win 2012
In this article, we explore the absence of understanding related to culturally responsive pedagogy in physical education for Aboriginal students. In so doing, we examine the limited literature related to culturally responsive physical education and the especially limited literature dedicated to Aboriginal students within physical education. Recognizing that this absence should present a very obvious concern for pre-service physical education teachers, in-service physical education teachers, teacher educators, and most importantly, Aboriginal students themselves, we borrow from the few most notable pedagogues who share our concern and offer a framework and suggestions for future practice and inquiry. We make these suggestions for future practice and inquiry with the wholehearted belief that a commitment to culturally responsive pedagogy can improve upon the immediate and long-term physical education experiences of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Educators, Canada Natives, Minority Group Students, Culturally Relevant Education, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries
University of Alberta, Faculty of Education. 845 Education Centre South, Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-7941; Fax: 780-492-0236; Web site: http://ajer.synergiesprairies.ca
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada