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ERIC Number: EJ931572
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Leveling the Playing Field: Strategies for Inclusion
Martin, Matthew R.; Speer, Laura
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v24 n5 p24-27 May-Jun 2011
This article summarizes the highlights of a one-day adapted physical education workshop, delivered to an audience of physical educators and undergraduate physical education students. Three experienced adapted physical educators and an individual who works full time for the Special Olympics shared their knowledge and expertise with the participants. The workshop was designed to provide the physical educators and teacher-trainees with tips and suggestions for working with adapted students in inclusive settings. As undergraduates, most of the physical educators participating in the workshop had little or no training working with adapted students, nor did they receive any in-service training in their current positions. Yet, they were required to include special needs students into their physical education classes. In this article, a sample behavioral management technique will be discussed. Next, a summary will be provided of modifications and adaptations that can be used in inclusive physical education settings. And finally, four activities will be outlined. (Contains 1 table.)
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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