TitleChanging Physical Education Teacher Education Curriculum to Promote Inclusion
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsJin, J, Yun, J, Wegis, H
JournalQuest
Volume65
Issue3
Pagination372 - 383
Date Published07/2013
KeywordsTime Factors
Abstract

Many physical education teachers are not well trained to address the needs of students with disabilities in an inclusive physical education class despite inclusion being a general educational policy (Rust & Sinelnikov, 2010). This lack of training could be improved through well-designed physical education teacher education (PETE) curriculum. This article proposes a curriculum framework based on the Transtheoretical Model (TTM) to effectively train pre-service physical educators toward the inclusive physical education. Three curriculum stages (lecture-focused, lectures with teaching practicum, and internship-focused) and the stage-matched strategies adapted from the TTM are discussed as promising ideas to systematically restructure the PETE curriculum and effectively train pre-service teachers to promote inclusion.

DOI10.1080/00336297.2013.791869