Improved awareness of issues of equity and inclusion in physical education has raised the profile of young disabled people’s access to and experience of physical education. There is increasing pressure on PE teachers and youth sport workers to have a better understanding of young disabled people’s sports and physical activity needs.
Disability and Youth Sport aims to serve as a catalyst to stimulate progressive dialogue and debate in this area. The text contains contributions from international researchers who reflect on the sports experience of young disabled people and the physical education professionals who work with them, examining:
- attitudes to disability, physical education and youth sport
- impacts of policy developments on sport pedagogy
- experiences of young people, teachers and coaches.
This collection offers a truly deep and broad perspective for analysis by drawing on literature from disability studies, special educational needs (SEN), sports pedagogy, physical education and youth sport, and the sociology of sport.