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ERIC Number: EJ1263469
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0030-9230
A Crusade against the Curve? Physical Education for Disabled Pupils in France after World War II (1945-1958)
Tajri, Yacine; Saint-Martin, Jean; Froissart, Tony
Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, v56 n4 p520-534 2020
This article explores a specific physical rehabilitation in French schooling after the Second World War. To this end, it analyses how, in concepts and as the result of data-derived information, pupils considered as "weak" physically speaking were taken care of by the school and especially how the actors of the physical education (PE) system got together to make a cultural offer in line with what were considered to be their needs and aptitudes. Indeed, after a meticulous summary of some of their body measurements and physical displays, the pupils are thus classified into groups where they were taught a kind of PE, considered as the most appropriate to their needs. The paper also focuses on how, during a particular social and political context, the school developed corrective gymnastics as an original pedagogy for disabled pupils of the third group who were to be taught in a new location, the physical rehabilitation centres.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France