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Swedish primary-school teachers' attitudes to inclusion: the case of PE and pupils with physical disabilities
Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences.
Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2690-6989
2010 (English)In: European Journal of Special Needs Education, ISSN 0885-6257, E-ISSN 1469-591X, Vol. 25, no 1, 45-57 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Teachers play a decisive role in making inclusive education a reality. The particular case of inclusion in physical education (PE) poses a specific challenge to teaching practice. How PE teachers view inclusion may provide special insights into teachers' general attitudes toward inclusion and inclusive practices in the general school curriculum. The aim of this study is to investigate Swedish PE teachers' attitudes to inclusion of pupils with physical disabilities in mainstream PE classes at primary school. The sampling frame was members of the Swedish Teachers' Union who had registered themselves as PE teachers and who indicated a current e-mail address (n = 560). Respondents were invited to complete an e-mail questionnaire with questions covering demographics, general attitudes, support from school management and staff, possible hindrances and personal experiences of inclusion. A total of 221 teachers (39%) responded, equal numbers of males and females with a bimodal age distribution (means of 28 and 44) with an average of eight years of service. On average, Swedish PE teachers are very positive to inclusion of pupils with physical disabilities into general PE. Gender, age, years of service and work satisfaction had no impact on general opinions of inclusive PE. PE teachers with actual previous experience of teaching pupils with physical disabilities were slightly more positive to inclusive PE. Stepwise multiple regressions were used to establish a predictive model of positive attitudes to inclusion based on: (1) having adequate training; (2) having general school support (from management and staff); and (3) demands on resources. This yielded an adjusted R2 that explained 33% of variation in attitudes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge , 2010. Vol. 25, no 1, 45-57 p.
Keyword [en]
attitudes, physical education, inclusion, primary teacher
National Category
Pedagogy Pedagogical Work Sport and Fitness Sciences
Research subject
Disability Research
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-10497DOI: 10.1080/08856250903450830OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-10497DiVA: diva2:313145
Available from: 2010-04-26 Created: 2010-04-26 Last updated: 2016-12-01Bibliographically approved
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2010 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro: Örebro universitet, 2010. 82 p.
Series
Studies from The Swedish Institute for Disability Research, ISSN 1650-1128 ; 33
Keyword
social justice, recognition, redistribution, dilemma, physical education, inclusion, physical disabilities, teachers, social status, identity, attitudes
National Category
Pedagogy Sport and Fitness Sciences
Research subject
Disability Research
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urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-10485 (URN)978-91-7668-726-0 (ISBN)
Public defence
2010-05-24, Hörsal P2 (Prismahuset), Örebro universitet, Örebro, 13:00 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2010-04-27 Created: 2010-04-26 Last updated: 2011-04-26Bibliographically approved

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