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ERIC Number: EJ800345
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6297
Inclusion in Physical Education: From the Medical Model to Social Constructionism
Grenier, Michelle
Quest, v59 n3 p298-310 Aug 2007
The purpose of this discussion is to explore assumptions that have informed constructions of disability and to challenge these as socially constituted judgments that influence the way teachers think and act in general physical education. A secondary purpose is to introduce social constructionism as a discourse that potentially reshapes constructions of disability by highlighting the relational activity between teachers and students. Using this framework, it becomes possible to consider the cultural construction of disability as informing actions that in many cases, further disable students with disabilities. A relevant question here becomes, what are our expectations, and how did we come to hold them? The article concludes with suggested practices that identify competence and context as central features of instruction in which meaningful actions are possible for students with disabilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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