Vielfältige Körper? Eine empirische Untersuchung zu Körperbildern von Sportlehrkräften vor dem Hintergrund des Inklusionsdiskurses

Translated title of the contribution: Many different bodies? An empirical study of body images of physical education teachers against the background of the inclusion discourse

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Abstract

The body as well as its social and individual meaning are undergoing considerable changes in western societies. Thereby, the current demands for inclusion are increasingly bringing a number of different and sometimes new views of the body into the focus of our society. These changes are of great importance for the socialization function of schools; especially in physical education classes, these are visible on and experienced with the body by all participants. Starting with a differentiation that is based on sociology of the body – in the concepts of the body as an object, on the one hand, and subjective perspectives, on the other – this article aims to identify body images of physical education teachers in this broad area and discusses these against the background of current developments. Interviews with 49 teachers in North Rhine-Westphalia form the basis for the data. A type-generating qualitative content analysis of the collected material makes it possible to identify a teacher’s inclination towards objectifying body images. At the same time, very different tendencies based on school form, work experience, and previous experience with inclusive teaching, and gender are found.
Translated title of the contributionMany different bodies? An empirical study of body images of physical education teachers against the background of the inclusion discourse
Original languageGerman
JournalGerman Journal of Exercise and Sport Research
Volume47
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)221-231
Number of pages11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 07.03.2017

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