Adapted Physical Activity

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Robert Daniel Steadward, Elizabeth Jane Watkinson, Garry David Wheeler
University of Alberta, 2003 - Sports & Recreation - 650 pages
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The field of adapted physical activity is a rapidly expanding area in post-secondary education. As the profession grows, so does the demand for new texts that challenge students to think critically. Adapted Physical Activity edited by Steadward, Wheeler and Watkinson is a textbook that combines up-to-date information with a critical thinking approach. Based on a core theme of "inclusion", this text examines the spectrum of adapted physical activity from school, community, and international disability sports perspectives. This comprehensive examination provides the reader with a unique and up to date insight into the scope of adapted physical activity. The text deals with a variety of important issues ranging from the provision of equal access to active living opportunities, schools and communities, to instructional and educational issues, to the history of disability sport and issues regarding sports performance in athletes with disability. Contributions by a who's who of Canadian experts render this text a must have for instruction in the area of adapted physical activity or Education at all levels of post secondary education. The text is constructed in a flexible thematic and modular format allowing instructors at all levels of post secondary education - undergraduate and graduate - to select areas for study or integrate various selections of chapters into individual courses.
  

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Contents

How Can You Acquire Critical Thinking Skills?
5
Defining Adapted Physical Activity
11
The History of Adapted Physical Activity in Canada
27
Disability Definitions
45
The Social Construction of Disability in a Society of Normalization
65
SocioPolitical Influences on Adapted Physical Activity
75
Policy Strategies to Foster Active Living
99
The Role of Canadian Organizations in the Development
115
Considering Motivation
325
Leisure Education
345
Conceptual Cornerstones of Leisure Education
351
Study Questions
359
Inclusive Fitness Appraisal Developments
383
The Basics and Its Evolution
390
Broadening the Scope of Accessible Services
398
Study Questions
407

Moving Toward Inclusion
131
Professional Preparation
149
Challenging Traditional Assumptions 767
161
Foundations of Assessment
163
Ethics and Assessment
171
Inclusive Physical Education
189
Facilitating Independence
213
Instructional Implications 279
219
Summary
225
Applying Ecological Task Analysis to the Assessment of Playground Skills
229
Instructional Approaches to the Teaching of Motor Skills
255
Perceptual Motor Programming
266
Ecological Systems Approach
273
Summary
279
Culturally Relevant Physical Education for Students
285
Building the TeacherStudent Relationship
291
Tales from the Real World
298
The Role of Adapted Physical Education Consultants
305
Disabling Aspects of Aging
429
Study Questions
445
History of Disability Sport
471
Growth of the Paralympic Movement 1948Present
478
International Organizations of Sport for the Disabled lOSDs
486
Summary
493
Sport Epidemiology
499
Future Research Directions
507
Technological Developments in Disability Sport
541
Physical Activity and Sport for Individuals With Intellectual Disability
559
Sport for Persons With Intellectual Disability
567
The International Sports Federation for Persons With Intellectual Disability
575
Summary and Conclusions
584
Paralympic Context
590
Discussion
599
Athletes in Transition
605
Index
623
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About the author (2003)

Robert Steadward is a world leader in disability sport and is Honorary President of the International Paralympic Committee. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Alberta. Garry Wheeler is an Adjunct Professor and teacher, and Jane Watkinson is a Professor in the Faculty of Physical Education at the University of Alberta.

E. Jane Watkinson is Associate Dean (Academic) and Professor of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta. She has written numerous publications related to physical activity and children with disabilities.

Garry D. Wheeler is the Manager of Research and Counselling at The Steadward Centre at the University of Alberta. He is a member of the International Paralympic Committee, Sport Science Committee.

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