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ERIC Number: EJ1153389
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1837-7122
The Experiences of Students without Disabilities in Inclusive Physical Education Classrooms: A Review of Literature
Ruscitti, Robert Joseph; Thomas, Scott Gordon; Bentley, Danielle Christine
Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, v8 n3 p245-257 2017
The purpose of this literature review was to analyse studies of the experiences of students without disabilities (SWOD) in inclusive physical education (PE) classes. The literature published from 1975 to 2015 was compiled from three online databases (PsycInfo, Physical Education Index and ERIC). Included literature met inclusion criteria focussed on relevance and inclusion of students with a disability. Studies were evaluated for quality using a qualitative guidelines checklist [Letts, L., Wilkins, S., Law, M., Stewart, D., Bosch, J., & Westmorland, M. (2007). "Guidelines for critical review form: Qualitative studies" (Version 2.0). Retrieved from]. The findings of the six included studies were allocated into three central themes: (i) opportunity to educate students on disability and inclusion, (ii) stigmatisation of students with disabilities (SWD) and (iii) influence of social environments. SWODs' intentions to play and engage with SWD may decrease as a result of participating in inclusive PE classes. Responses of SWOD regarding their attitudes towards inclusive PE classes emphasised the importance of educating students on disability and inclusion, as well as the positive impact of social environments inside and outside of the classroom on SWODs' intentions to engage with SWD.
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Language: English
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