Inclusivity and senior physical education: Insights from Queensland and Western Australia

Penney, Dawn and Hay, Peter (2008) Inclusivity and senior physical education: Insights from Queensland and Western Australia. Sport, Education and Society, 13 4: 431-452. doi:10.1080/13573320802445074

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Author Penney, Dawn
Hay, Peter
Title Inclusivity and senior physical education: Insights from Queensland and Western Australia
Journal name Sport, Education and Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1357-3322
Publication date 2008-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13573320802445074
Open Access Status
Volume 13
Issue 4
Start page 431
End page 452
Total pages 22
Place of publication Abingdon, U.K.
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject C1
130210 Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy
939903 Equity and Access to Education
130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
160506 Education Policy
Abstract In the context of uncertainty and ongoing reform of senior secondary education in Australia, this paper addresses inclusivity in the design and implementation of senior physical education (PE) courses. Critical analysis of course developments in two states in Australia; Queensland and Western Australia, demonstrates ways in which course design, school and teacher decisions can all have wide reaching significance for students' educational and vocational futures. Course developments in the two states are identified as pursuing inclusivity in different ways and as featuring significant flexibility in their requirements. Enactment of the embedded commitment to inclusivity and accompanying flexibility is shown to present considerable 'scope for slippage' from the intentions embedded in the official course texts. It is argued that curriculum developers, teachers and researchers should continue to seek to disrupt processes of generation, maintenance and transmission of inequalities within and beyond PE.
Keyword Senior secondary schooling
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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