discipline ( Laureano et al., 2014 ; Richards, Gaudreault, Starck, & Woods, 2018 ). The socialization of adapted PE (APE) teachers, however, has only recently garnered attention ( Wilson, Richards, & Kelly, 2017 ). While some of the experiences of PE and APE teachers are similar, there are also notable
Wesley J. Wilson and K. Andrew R. Richards
ethically be fixed ( Hobbs & Rice, 2013 ). In short, “The Heterosexual Questionnaire” was an axiological intervention. In this article, I am attempting to make a similar axiological intervention within the context of adapted physical activity (APA): one that renders noticeable the tacit values, and ethical
Rebecca T. Marsh Naturkach and Donna L. Goodwin
reflection enable the identification of positive actions for improvement in future encounters. Undergraduate university instructors have historically used disability-related CSL to prepare adapted physical activity students for professional practice ( Connolly, 1994 ; DePauw, 2000 ; Hodge & Jansma, 1999
Andrea R. Taliaferro and Sean M. Bulger
The significance of adapted physical education (APE) practicum experiences in undergraduate physical education teacher education (PETE) programs is well documented. Researchers have described these hands-on service-learning opportunities as an essential and integral component of introductory APE
Martin E. Block and Philip Conatser
The purpose of this paper is to broaden the knowledge base regarding consulting in adapted physical education (APE). First, a definition and key characteristics of consulting are discussed. Second, a review of theoretical foundations and major characteristics of the two most common types of consulting models used in APE—behavior and organizational consulting—is presented. Third, the four most common roles of APE consultants—advocacy, trainer, fact finder, and process specialist—are examined. Fourth, the most common four-step consulting process (entry, diagnosis, implementation, and disengagement) is outlined and discussed. Finally, three major barriers to APE consulting—time to consult, administrative support, and attitudes and expectations of the consultee—are analyzed.
Chan Woong Park and Matthew D. Curtner-Smith
schools may strategically comply, adjust to the prevailing culture, or attempt to strategically redefine their physical education departments’ practices and perspectives for the worse ( Lawson, 1983a , 1983b ). Little is known about the occupational socialization of adapted physical educators (APEs), the
Øyvind F. Standal, Tor Erik H. Nyquist and Hanne H. Mong
Adapted physical activity (APA) is a slippery term. It has had various definitions throughout the years ( Reid, 2003 ; Sherrill & DePauw, 1997 ), and currently (as of November 2017), the European Federation of APA states that its definition is an object of discussion and may therefore evolve over
Amanda Ebert and Donna L. Goodwin
Those who work in the realm of adapted physical activity (APA) are committed to advancing well-being, opportunities for physical activity, and engagement of disabled people 1 in society ( Goodwin & Rossow-Kimball, 2012 ). Professionals in the multidisciplinary field of APA draw from many parent
Barry Lavay and Peggy Lasko-McCarthey
To successfully conduct quality research, professionals in adapted physical activity (APA) must address a number of unique and challenging issues. These issues include difficulty in acquiring large and homogenous samples; developing valid, reliable, and commercially available test instruments and protocols specific to persons with disabilities; properly training doctoral students to conduct quality research; and maintaining a specific research focus. With regard to these issues, this paper provides the following recommendations: utilize alternative research designs; acquire adequate graduate research training; develop a research focus as an adapted physical activity researcher; and promote an interdisciplinary, collaborative research effort among professionals. Most important, through continued scholarly research adapted physical activity professionals will be able to expand the scientific body of knowledge.
Geoffrey D. Broadhead
It may be that important happenings during the 1960s and 1970s have helped to bring about the increased amount of published research in adapted physical education (APE), Three major research thrusts were identified which advanced the APE knowledge base: the evaluation of performance, physical education in the least restrictive environment, and effective programming. Specific suggestions were made for improving the quality of future research, and for the dissemination of research results.