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The field of Adapted Physical Activity is a rapidly expanding area in post-secondary education. As the profession grows, so does the demand for new texts that challenge students to think critically. "Adapted Physical Activity" edited by Steadward, Wheeler and Watkinson is a textbook that combines up-to-date information with a critical thinking approach. Based on a core theme of "inclusion", this text examines the spectrum of adapted physical activity from school, community, and international disability sports perspectives. This comprehensive examination provides the reader with a unique and up to date insight into the scope of adapted physical activity. The text deals with a variety of important issues ranging from the provision of equal access to active living opportunities, schools and communities, to instructional and educational issues, to the history of disability sport and issues regarding sports performance in athletes with disability. Contributions by a who's who of Canadian experts render this text a must have for instruction in the area of Adapted Physical Activity or Education at all levels of post secondary education. The text is constructed in a flexible thematic and modular format allowing instructors at all levels of post secondary education - undergraduate and graduate - to select areas for study or integrate various selections of chapters into individual courses.

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Persons with disability have come a long way- from concerns with mere survival to opportunity for Paralympic glory. Today, the study of adapted physical education and adapted physical activity, supported by principles of inclusion, is opening doors to a wide range of practices and opportunities for people with physical and mental disabilities and for the burgeoning aging population. In Adapted Physical Activity, established researchers and experienced service providers examine sport, physical activity, recreation and physical education from sociocultural, psychological and functional (biological) perspectives. This textbook encourages readers to adopt a critical thinking approach to issues of inclusion, functional description and adaptations, physical activity and rehabilitation, adapted physical education, active living, physical activity in community settings, elite sport and technology. Adapted Physical Activity prepares practitioners and students to discuss, from a philosophical perspective, the development and state of physical activity opportunities across the continuum of school physical education, community recreation, and elite sport. Future leaders and thinkers in the field of adapted physical activity will be able to synthesize these materials to gain a perspective of the variety of forces, influences, and movements that have taken persons with disabilities from abandonment, obscurity, persecution and segregation towards their full inclusion and participation in society. Dr. Robert (Bob) Steadward , O.C., LL.D. (Hons), is Past and Founding President of the International Paralympic Committee, and Founder and CEO of The Steadward Centre, a multi-disability fitness, research, and lifestyle facility at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, where he is Professor Emeritus. Garry D. Wheeler is the Manager of Research and Counselling at The Steadward Centre at the University of Alberta He is a member of the International Paralympic Committee, Sport Science Committee. E. Jane Watkinson is Associate Dean (Academic) and Professor of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta. She has written numerous publications related to physical activity and children with disabilities. "Through all these years, little written material has been available on the enhancement of quality of life for people with disability through health and physical fitness, and all the benefits derived from them. Adapted Physical Activity contains an abundance of knowledge from the respective expertise of each contributing author. Our combined and unanimous purpose in preparing this book was to contribute a series of meaningful, informative, and multifaceted chapters that will be of value to undergraduate and graduate students and also to community practitioners and all interested readers." -Robert D. Steadward

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Robert Steadward, O.C., LL.D. (Hons), is Past and Founding President of the International Paralympic Committee and Founder and CEO of The Steadward Centre, a multi-disability fitness, research, and lifestyle facility at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, where he is Professor Emeritus. A world leader in disability sport, author, teacher, and scientist, Robert Steadward has been recognized by universities in Alberta, Oregon, and Belgium for his work in adapted physical activity. Garry D. Wheeler is the Manager of Research and Counselling at The Steadward Centre at the University of Alberta. He is a member of the International Paralympic Committee, Sport Science Committee. E. Jane Watkinson is Associate Dean (Academic) and Professor of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta. She has written numerous publications related to physical activity and children with disabilities.

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