Equity and Inclusion in Physical Education
Edited by Sid Hayes, Gary Stidder
Routledge – 2003 – 264 pages
The new statutory requirements for Physical Education (PE) in schools emphasise the importance of equity and inclusion and the responsibilities of teachers to provide programmes of study that incorporate pupils of both genders, all social backgrounds and ethnic groups, and those with special educational needs and disabilities.
Equity and Inclusion in PE examines the new National Curriculum for PE (NCPE 2000) and looks at the range of social inclusion challenges faced by PE teachers today. The book is structured around the key issues of social class, race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, special needs, disability, and ability. These issues are discussed in relation to the principles of equity, equality of opportunity, pedagogy, differentiation, curriculum planning and cultural awareness.
This text provides valuable advice for established professionals, newly qualified teachers, and trainees about how to meet equity and inclusion requirements. Examples of good practice are provided as well as ideas for how to implement an inclusive PE curriculum within the context of school lessons.
Introduction 1. Social Inclusion in Physical Education and Sport: Themes and Perspectives for Practitioners 2. Curriculum Planning for Inclusion in Physical Education 3. 'Other People Matter': Contesting Control and Dominations in Physical Education and Sport 4. Special Educational Needs and National Needs and National Curriculum Physical Education 5. Reflections on the Mixed and Single-Sex PE Debate 6. There's Nothing Queer about Difference: Challenging Heterosexim and Homophobia in Physical Education 7. C'mon PE(TE) it's Time to get Changed for Dance 8. Sport and Social Inclusion Across Religious and Ethnic Divisions: A Case of Football in Israel 9. 'Race', Racism and Education: Racial Stereotypes I Physical Education and School Sport 10. Class, Inequality and the Body in Physical Education 11. Accreditation in Physical Education: Meeting the needs and interests of pupils in Key Stage Four 12. 'Sport Through Education?' Issues for Schools and Sports Development