Association for Physical Education: Gender Diversity and Inclusion in Physical Education
Posted: Wed, 27 Jul 2022 12:06
As more and more young people begin to explore and express their gender identities in fluid and diverse ways, complex considerations around gender and its place in the school context are beginning to surface.
Physical Education (PE), a traditionally gendered subject, is an area of formal education where debates around participation and inclusion are beginning to centre around that of gender diverse youth. Yet, in the UK there is a lack of empirical research that highlights exactly how the PE environment is experienced by these young people, and how PE teachers consider their participation and inclusion.
This research project, therefore, explores the PE experiences of trans, non-binary and gender questioning youth in secondary schools in the UK, and the perspectives that PE teachers have regarding gender diversity and inclusion in PE.
Through a qualitative inquiry, the project aims to gain insights on the PE climate and how it currently addresses gender diversity and inclusion. The findings will help to raise awareness of key issues and identify ways in which schools and educators can work to create more inclusive PE environments for gender diverse students.
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