The impact of exposure to elite wheelchair athletes: perceptions of pre-service physical education teachers

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dc.contributor Hardin, L. Brent
dc.contributor Stran, Margaret E.
dc.contributor Sinelnikov, Oleg A.
dc.contributor Richardson, Mark T.
dc.contributor Mutua, Kagendo
dc.contributor.advisor Hardin, L. Brent Richey, Lenoise, Jr. 2017-03-01T14:44:09Z 2017-03-01T14:44:09Z 2011
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000659
dc.identifier.other RicheyJr_alatus_0004D_10795
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract This study examined the perceptions of six pre-service physical education teachers on students and athletes who use a wheelchair. The study used qualitative techniques to interview each individual participant twice, once prior to the experiences and once following all experiences. Critical incidents were recorded following each experience, and two focus groups sections were done with all participants. The purpose of these sessions was to get an insightful understanding of how the participants viewed students who use wheelchairs. The findings of this research study have been summarized into six themes: 1) self-confidence is key to success; 2) modification provides opportunity; 3) experience is essential to competence; 4) different but equal; 5) ability levels of athletes; and 6) wheelchair athletic intensity. Although this study included only six pre-service physical education teachers, the themes found in this study could be used for future research or by curriculum designers to better inform the instruction of pre-service teachers on their view of students who use a wheelchair.
dc.format.extent 92 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Kinesiology
dc.subject.other Special education
dc.subject.other Physical education
dc.title The impact of exposure to elite wheelchair athletes: perceptions of pre-service physical education teachers
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Dept. of Kinesiology Human Performance The University of Alabama doctoral Ph.D.

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