Including pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities in mainstream secondary physical education: A revisit study

MORLEY, David, BANKS, Teresa, HASLINGDEN, Craig, KIRK, Benjamin, PARKINSON, Samatha, VAN ROSSUM, Thomas, MORLEY, Imogen and MAHER, Anthony (2020). Including pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities in mainstream secondary physical education: A revisit study. European Physical Education Review.

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    Abstract

    Our research used an innovative methodological approach by revisiting an original study conducted 15 years previously (Morley et al., 2005). A purposive sample of 31 secondary school teachers in the UK were interviewed to explore their perceptions of including pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) in mainstream secondary physical education (PE). All interviews were transcribed verbatim and texts analysed thematically. Findings suggest that, despite significant policy developments, little has changed in teachers’ perceptions of their ability to include pupils with SEND in PE and there remain significant challenges to them achieving this. Some exceptions were documented, most notably an increased and positively received focus on inclusion within PE initial teacher education. The article concludes with recommendations for future practice, particularly in terms of teacher education and professional development, as well as the need for effective dissemination of research findings to key stakeholders.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Sport Sciences; 1106 Human Movement and Sports Sciences; 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy; 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/1356336x20953872
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2020 15:57
    Last Modified: 22 Sep 2020 16:00
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/27270

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