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ERIC Number: EJ991659
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
The Benefits of Implementing Disability Sports in Physical Education: A Model for Success
Grenier, Michelle; Kearns, Catherine
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v83 n4 p23-27 Apr 2012
The growing appeal and acceptance of disability sports within the general population makes them an attractive addition for any physical education program. When included in a general physical education program, these sports provide complementary skills to students while delivering a powerful message about what it means to be an athlete with a disability. This article presents a case study of the implementation of a disability sports curriculum in an elementary physical education program and its benefits. Suggestions are also provided on skill development, game modifications, and targeted learning outcomes that make disability sports accessible and beneficial to all students. (Contains 2 tables.)
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-213-7193; Fax: 703-476-9527; e-mail: info@aahperd.org; Web site: http://www.aahperd.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A