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.

chapter |9 pages


ByJohn Evans, Brian Davies

chapter |17 pages

Equality, Equity and Physical Education

ByJohn Evans, Brian Davies

section |62 pages

Section One: Concepts and Issues

chapter |12 pages

Disability, Empowerment and Physical Education

ByLen Barton

chapter |19 pages

The Body, Class and Social Inequalities

ByChris Shilling

chapter |16 pages

A Gendered Physical Education: Equality and Sexism

ByMargaret Talbot

section |136 pages

Section Two: Strategies for Change in Physical Education

chapter |16 pages

Equal Opportunities: Race and Gender in Physical Education: A Case Study

ByBob Carroll, Graeme Hollinshead

chapter |14 pages

Pre-Vocationalism and Empowerment: Some Questions for PE

ByPhil Hodkinson, Andrew Sparkes

chapter |21 pages

Gender, Physical Education and Initial Teacher Education

ByAnne Flintoff

chapter |5 pages

Post-Script: Physical Education Post ERA, in a Postmodem Society

ByJohn Evans, Brian Davies