Equity and Difference in Physical Education, Youth Sport and Health: A Narrative Approach

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/2/2012
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Issues of equity remain an essential theme throughout the study and practice of physical education, youth sport and health. This important new book confronts and illuminates issues of equity and difference through the innovative use of narrative method, telling stories of difference that enable students, academics and professionals alike to engage both emotionally and cognitively with the subject.The book is arranged into three sections. The first provides an overview of current theory and research in difference and inequality in PE, youth sport and health, together with an introduction to narrative forms of knowing. The second section includes 30 short narrative pieces about difference that bring to life the key themes and issues within the subject area. The third section draws upon a selection of narratives to offer detailed, practical suggestions for how they might be used in, or inform, teaching sessions.This is the first book to explore issues of equity through narrative, and the first to examine narrative methods and their pedagogical value within PE, youth sport and health. With contributions from many of the world's leading equity specialists, it will be invaluable reading for all students, scholars and professionals working in PE, youth sport, health, sports development, gender studies and mainstream education programmes.

Table of Contents

List of contributorsp. x
Forewordp. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xviii
List of abbreviationsp. xviii
Introductionp. 1
Theoretical perspectivesp. 9
Theorizing difference and (in)equality in physical education, youth sport and healthp. 11
A narrative approach to research in physical education, youth sport and healthp. 37
Stories of difference and (in)equalityp. 61
Run rabbit, runp. 63
Young men, sport and sexuality: a poetic explorationp. 67
Inclusion in National Curriculum policy and physical educationp. 72
'Miss Whitney' and 'Miss, are you a terrorist?': Negotiating a place within physical educationp. 78
The spark and discouragement of an innovative male physical educatorp. 84
Second toe syndromep. 90
Gendering running, gendering research: a collaborative trans narrativep. 94
Looking and 'feeling' the partp. 101
Holly goes to school to become a PE teacher … and doesn't! A three-act playp. 107
Them, us, we, me: negotiating being a Muslim girl in Australiap. 115
It's not for the school to tell us, Charlie … after all, to us you are healthy bigp. 119
Them special needs kids and their waitersp. 124
Making the gradep. 130
Dances with wolvesp. 136
'You hurt me Fizz-Ed': the socially classed discursive practices of the PE lessonp. 140
Engaging with narrativesp. 151
Professional development and narrative inquiryp. 153
Exemplar One: health, physical education, pupils, parents and teachersp. 159
Exemplar Two: disability and difference in schooling and homep. 172
Indexp. 188
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