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ERIC Number: EJ863534
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6297
Sexuality Matters in Physical Education and Sport Studies
Hemphill, Dennis; Symons, Caroline
Quest, v61 n4 p397-417 Nov 2009
Sport-crazy Australia embodies in the public imagination a "fair go" ethos, giving everyone an equal opportunity to participate regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, or religion. At the same time, sport can be seen by others to be the last bastion of male power, which can make sport participation difficult for those perceived to be or who are gay or lesbian. Homophobic attitudes and discriminatory behavior are also prevalent in other public settings, especially in schools. We examine the nature and impact of homophobia, especially on young people; then we discuss examples of curriculum materials and intervention strategies that can be used by teachers to promote sexuality inclusive teaching and learning in university or college level physical education and sport studies programs. (Contains 12 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia