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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2008-12-29
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Improved awareness of issues of equity and inclusion in physical education has raised the profile of young disabled people?s access to and experience of physical education. There is increasing pressure on PE teachers and youth sport workers to have a better understanding of young disabled people?s sports and physical activity needs. Disability and Youth Sport aims to serve as a catalyst to stimulate progressive dialogue and debate in this area. The text contains contributions from international researchers who reflect on the sports experience of young disabled people and the physical education professionals who work with them, examining: attitudes to disability, physical education and youth sport impacts of policy developments on sport pedagogy experiences of young people, teachers and coaches. This collection offers a truly deep and broad perspective for analysis by drawing on literature from disability studies, special educational needs (SEN),sports pedagogy, physical education and youth sport, and the sociology of sport.

Author Biography

Hayley Fitzgerald is a Senior Lecturer in Sport, Leisure and Culture at Leeds Metropolitan University, England.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of abbreviations
Bringing disability into youth sportp. 1
Theoretical and contextual background
Disability sport: historical contextp. 11
Disability and inclusion policy towards physical education and youth sportp. 24
Disability, physical education and sport: some critical observations and questionsp. 39
Youth sport insights from young disabled peoplep. 51
The voices of students with disabilities: are they informing inclusive physical education practice?p. 53
'We want to play football': girls experiencing learning disabilities and footballp. 76
Physical education as a normalizing practice: is there a space for disability sport?p. 91
Picture this! Student co-researchersp. 106
Inclusion in practicep. 117
The pedagogy of inclusive youth sport: working towards real solutionsp. 119
Deconstructing a narrative of physical culturep. 132
Are you a 'parasite' researcher? Researching disability and youth sportp. 145
Future directions in disability and youth sport: development, aspirations and researchp. 160
Indexp. 171
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