ERIC Number: EJ956595
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 67
Including Children with Special Educational Needs in Physical Education: Has Entitlement and Accessibility Been Realised?
Disability & Society, v27 n2 p249-262 2012
The return of the Labour government to power in 1997 brought an increased focus upon inclusive education for children with special educational needs (SEN). Alongside this there has been a desire to enhance the opportunities young people have to access physical education (PE) and school sport. Previous research has shown that children with SEN often have fewer opportunities to access physical activity due to physical, social and emotional barriers to participation. With the advent of a new Con-Lib-Dem government in 2010 and a planned review of inclusion policies and practices, this paper examines the extent to which children with SEN have arrived at utopia in relation to their entitlement and access to PE. The paper identifies four themes central to successful inclusive PE, whilst suggesting there is still some way to go for children with SEN to have the same opportunities in physical activity as their non-disabled peers.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Educational Needs, Inclusion, Physical Activities, Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Athletics, Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom