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ERIC Number: EJ991668
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Implementing Disability Sports in the General Physical Education Curriculum
Davis, Ronald; Rocco-Dillon, Suzanna; Grenier, Michelle; Martinez, David; Aenchbacker, Amy
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v83 n5 p35-41 May-Jun 2012
The purpose of this article is to offer a theory-to-practice-based approach to promoting equal status for all students in GPE classes by implementing disability sports in the GPE curriculum. Teaching disability sports is an appropriate means of promoting inclusion and establishing a more differentiated and comprehensive GPE curriculum. This article presents (1) a rationale for using disability sports in GPE, (2) an ecology paradigm identified in the gymnasium that can benefit from including disability sports in the GPE curriculum, (3) suggested implementation templates, and (4) results from practitioners who have included disability sports in their GPE programs. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997