Routledge Handbook of Adapted Physical Education (Routledge International Handbooks) (Paperback)
This handbook represents the first comprehensive and evidence-based review of theory, research, and practice in the field of adapted physical education (APE). Exploring philosophical and foundational aspects of APE, the book outlines the main conceptual frameworks informing research and teaching in this area, and presents important material that will help shape best practice and future research.
Written by world-leading researchers, the book introduces the key themes in APE, such as historical perspectives on disability, disability and the law, language, and measurement. It examines the most significant theoretical frameworks for understanding APE, from embodiment and social cognitive theory to occupational socialization, and surveys current debates and practical issues in APE, such as teacher training, the use of technology, and physical inactivity and health. Acknowledging the importance of the voices of children, parents and peers, the book also explores research methods and paradigms in APE, with each chapter including directions for further research.
Offering an unprecedented wealth of material, the Routledge Handbook of Adapted Physical Education is an essential reference for advanced students, researchers and scholars working in APE, and useful reading for anybody with an interest in disability, physical education, sports coaching, movement science or youth sport.
About the Author
Justin A. Haegele is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Movement Sciences at Old Dominion University, USA. His research focuses within the interdisciplinary field of adapted physical activity, with a primary interest in examining how individuals with disabilities experience physical activity participation. Dr. Haegele has received several awards designated for emerging scholars in physical education and adapted physical activity. He is also Research Fellow with the Research Council of SHAPE and Associate Editor for Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly and Quest. Samuel R. Hodge is a Professor in the Department of Human Sciences at The Ohio State University, USA. Professor Hodge is a Fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology; the National Association of Kinesiology in Higher Education; and the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE). He is also Editor of Quest and an Executive Associate Editor of Multicultural Learning and Teaching, and long-time member of the Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly's editorial board.Deborah R. Shapiro is Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Georgia State University, USA. Her primary research focus has been in the area of psychosocial factors of sport participation among youth athletes with disabilities and professional preparation. Dr. Shapiro has received several awards for her scholarship and leadership in the field of adapted physical activity, and she serves as Associate Editor of the Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly.