Sexuality matters in Physical Education and Sport Studies

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Hemphill, Dennis ORCID: 0000-0003-3834-6624 and Symons, Caroline (2009) Sexuality matters in Physical Education and Sport Studies. Quest, 61 (4). pp. 397-417. ISSN 0033-6297


Sport-crazy Australia embodies in the public imagination a "fair go" ethos, giving everyone an equal opportunity to participate regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, or religion. At the same time, sport can be seen by others to be the last bastion of male power, which can make sport participation difficult for those perceived to be or who are gay or lesbian. Homophobic attitudes and discriminatory behavior are also prevalent in other public settings, especially in schools. We examine the nature and impact of homophobia, especially on young people; then we discuss examples of curriculum materials and intervention strategies that can be used by teachers to promote sexuality inclusive teaching and learning in university or college level physical education and sport studies programs

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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Ageing, Rehabilitation, Exercise & Sport Science (CARES)
Historical > FOR Classification > 2201 Applied Ethics
Historical > SEO Classification > 9303 Curriculum
Keywords ResPubID19239. physical education, sexuality, athletics, homosexuality
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