ABSTRACT

Issues of equity remain an essential theme throughout the study and practice of physical education (PE), youth sport and health. This important new book confronts and illuminates issues of equity and difference through the innovative use of narrative method, telling stories of difference that enable students, academics and professionals alike to engage both emotionally and cognitively with the subject.

The book is arranged into three sections. The first provides an overview of current theory and research on difference and inequality in PE, youth sport and health, together with an introduction to narrative forms of knowing. The second section includes short narratives about difference that bring to life the key themes and issues in a range of physical activity contexts. The third section draws upon a selection of narratives to offer detailed, practical suggestions for how they might be used in, or inform, teaching sessions.

This is the first book to explore issues of equity through narrative, and the first to examine the pedagogical value of a narrative approach within PE, youth sport and health. With contributions from many of the world’s leading equity specialists, it will be invaluable reading for all students, scholars and professionals working in PE, youth sport, health, sports development, gender studies and mainstream education programmes.

chapter |8 pages

Introduction

part |2 pages

Part I Theoretical perspectives

part |2 pages

Part II Stories of difference and (in)equality

chapter |4 pages

Run rabbit, run

ByLISETTE BURROWS

chapter |5 pages

Young men, sport and sexuality: a poetic exploration

ByDAVID CARLESS

chapter |6 pages

The spark and discouragement of an innovative male physical educator

ByNATE MCCAUGHTRY, KIMBERLY OLIVER

chapter |4 pages

Second toe syndrome

ByCATHERINE MORRISON

chapter |7 pages

Gendering running, gendering research: a collaborative trans narrative

ByHEATHER SYKES, SATOKO ITANI

chapter |6 pages

Looking and ‘feeling’ the part

ByANNE FLINTOFF, SHEILA SCRATON

chapter |4 pages

Them, us, we, me: negotiating being a Muslim girl in Australia

ByAustralia KELLY KNEZ AND DOUNE MACDONALD

chapter |6 pages

Them special needs kids and their waiters

ByHAYLEY FITZGERALD

chapter |6 pages

Making the grade

ByFIONA DOWLING

chapter |4 pages

Dances with wolves

ByKITRINA DOUGLAS

part |2 pages

Part III Engaging with narratives

chapter 3|6 pages

Professional development and narrative inquiry

ByFIONA DOWLING

chapter 5|16 pages

Exemplar Two: disability and difference in schooling and home

ByHAYLEY FITZGERALD