The A-Z of Social Justice Physical Education: Part 1


Education professionals are morally compelled to ensure that all students feel accepted, safe, and are represented in their classes. Physical education is no different; however, specific practitioner-orientated strategies to embark in more socially just practices are scarce in physical education literature.

This article provides the first part of an A-Z of social justice education series where practitioners are provided with examples of socially just physical education practices and ideas for use within classes.

As an example, the letter A (Ability) unpacks the hyper-focus physical education programs have placed on physical abilities and the need to be ability aware in all domains within the subject.

Thus, it is essential that we prioritize a holistic and well-versed program for all students despite their abilities. Resources for each letter are provided where educators can find more information.

DOI: 10.1080/07303084.2020.1724500