In this book, first published in 1993, John Evans presents a guideline for challenging sexism, racism and elitism in programmes of physical education. Physical education in relation to social class, gender, race and disability is also discussed. The results arising show problems in the teaching of physical education, and examines the importance of physical education in the development of the child in today's educational system. It is the intention of the contributors to help practitioners clarify their thinking on concepts and issues involved in effecting equal opportunities in physical education. In turn, it is hoped that this will lead to better formation of physical education programmes which demonstrate both equality and equity. This title will be of interest not only to teachers but to students of sociology and education.
Acknowledgements; Introduction John Evans and Brian Davies; 1. Equality, Equity and Physical Education John Evans and Brian Davies 2. Removing the Ugly "Isms" in Your Gym: Thoughts for Teachers on Equity Patt Dodds; Part One: Concepts and Issues; 3. Disability, Empowerment and Physical Education Len Barton 4. The Body, Class and Social inequalities Chris Shilling 5. A Gendered Physical Education: Equality and Sexism Margaret Talbot 6. Equality, Multiculturalism, Antiracism and Physical Education in the National Curriculum Peter Figueroa; Part Two: Strategies for Change in Physical Education; 7. Education Reform: Juggling the Concepts of Equality and Elitism Sue Thomas 8. Who Cares About Girls? Equality, Physical Education and the Primary School Child Anne Williams 9. Equality, Coeducation and Physical Education in Secondary Schooling Sheila Scraton 10. Equal Opportunities: Race and Gender in Physical Education: A Case Study Bob Carroll and Graeme Hollinshead 11. Pre-Vocationalism and Empowerment: Some Questions for PE Phil Hodkinson and Andrew Sparkes 12. Gender, Physical Education and Initial Teacher Education Anne Flintoff 13. Physical Education within Special Educational Provision: Equality and Entitlement Paula Halliday 14. Equality, Physical Education and Outdoor Education: Ideological Struggles and Transformative Structures? Barbara Humberstone; Post-Script: Physical Education Post ERA, in a Postmodern Society John Evans and Brian Davies; Index