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Disability and sport

Author: Karen P DePauw; Susan J Gavron
Publisher: Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, ©1995.
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This book is the first comprehensive reference of the past, present, and future of disability sport. It brings together under one cover the most current information available on this emerging and important field. In Disability and Sport, the authors describe the historical context for disability sport today and trends for the future, provide an understanding of the issues and complexity of disability sport, increase  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
DePauw, Karen P.
Disability and sport.
Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, ©1995
(OCoLC)604653821
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen P DePauw; Susan J Gavron
ISBN: 0873228480 9780873228480
OCLC Number: 31710003
Description: xii, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction to sport and individuals with disabilities --
Historical perspectives on disability and sport --
Organizations for sport and disability --
Structure of sport and disability --
Sport opportunities for athletes with disabilities --
Sport and disability: a world view --
Classification --
Sports medicine and athletes with disabilities --
Access to sport and adapted equipment --
Coaching athletes with disabilities --
Event management --
Research and athletes with disabilities --
Females with disabilities in sport --
Sport in the 21st century. Appendixes. Selected paralympic records --
List of abbreviations --
Outdoor recreation activities for individuals with disabilities --
International disability sport organizations --
U.S. and Canadian disability sport organizations --
Selected national disability sport organizations worldwide (except United States) --
Videos and films on disability sports --
Colleges and universities with scholarships for individuals with disabilities --
Periodicals on physical education, sport, and recreation for individuals with disabilities.
Responsibility: Karen P. DePauw, Susan J. Gavron.

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