Adapted Physical Activity

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University of Alberta, Sep 1, 2003 - Education - 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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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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