The Role of Schools in Constructing Self-perceptions of Sport and Physical Education in Relation to People with Disabilities

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Abstract

Relatively little work has been carried out upon the effect of educational environment upon the sporting involvement of children with disabilities. This paper is concerned with the educational experiences of a group of athletes who competed in the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games. It highlights the major influence that the impact of the educational experiences of a child with a disability can have upon many areas of the child's life. Not only do the experiences of physical education within school have a long-term effect upon the participation, or otherwise, of individuals with disabilities in sport in later life, but they could also possibly affect the competitive strength of future Great Britain teams in the field of disability sport.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-94
Number of pages20
JournalSport, Education and Society
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Physical Education and Training
Disabled Children
Disabled Persons
physical education
Self Concept
self-image
Sports
disability
Athletes
school
experience
athlete
participation
Group
United Kingdom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Education

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