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DePauw, K.P., & Gavron, S.J. (2005). Disability Sport (2nd Ed.).

DePauw, K.P., & Gavron, S.J. (2005). Disability Sport (2nd Ed.) Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Publishers (P.O. Box 5076, 61825; [800] 747-4457, FAX [217] 351-1549; www.HumanKinetics.com; ISBN 0-7360-4638-0; Hardback, 395 pgs, $45.00 USA, $64.50 Canada, plus s/h USA UPS $5.75, Canada Post $6.50, book rate other countries $6.30).

A comprehensive and practical look at past, present, and future of disability sport is presented. Topics are inclusive of youth through adult participation, with in-depth coverage of essential issues involving athletes with disabilities. References have been updated and new chapter opening outlines and closing discussion questions introduced.

Provided are up-to-date and comprehensive syntheses of information on disability sport in its historical context; organizations, competitions, and sport opportunities for athletes with disabilities; international perspectives; and latest in research on coaching and training athletes with disabilities, including sport and activity modifications, equipment uses, event management for adults and children, and injury prevention and treatment. Addressed are current challenges and controversies looking into the future of disability sport (i.e., inclusion and integration; classification, ethical issues, doping, equity issues).

Minibiographies offer an informational perspective of private and public triumphs of standouts in disability sport from around the world.

Three parts include Part I (5 chapters) Overview of Sport and, Individuals with Disabilities; Part II (5 chapters) Sport and Sport Performance; and Part III (3 chapters) The Changing Landscape of Disability Sport. Each chapter is introduced with a brief statement of what can be expected from the chapter, a chapter synopsis, listing of broad chapter content, and keypoints to call attention to significant points, and ends with a summary. Appendices are extensive, providing information about chronology and significant milestones in disability sport, list of abbreviations, outdoor activities for individuals with disabilities, selected international disability organizations, selected U.S. and Canadian disability sport organizations, Paralympic committees by regions, periodicals, and journal resources.
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