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Adapted Physical Activity
Editor Robert D. Steadward, Garry D. Wheeler, E. Jane Watkinson
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.
Copublished with Steadward Centre.

Format:  Paper over Boards
ISBN:  978-0-88864-375-9
Price:  CND$ 89.95, USD$ 89.95, £ 74.99
Discount:  Short
Subject:  Physical Education/Health Science
Publication Date:  August 2003
Reviews
“Thirty-two chapters by researchers and service providers brings socio-cultural, psychological, and functional perspectives to the discussion of sports, physical education, and recreation. Emphasizing issues of inclusion, the textbook addresses the developmental and current state of physical activity opportunities across the continuum of schools, community, and elite sport.”
Reference & Research Book News, Nov. issue

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