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Original article | Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 2021, Vol. 16(1) 328-355

Effect of the Physical Education and Sport Classes on the Physical Capacity of Children with Special Educational Needs

Pervin Toptaş Demirci & Rositza Tzarova

pp. 328 - 355   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2011-10-0001.R1

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In this study was to determine the impact of physical education and sports lesson on the physical capacity of children with special eğitime needs and on this basis to outline the main directions for of educational process in secondary schools. Totally, 67 students region Kars in the of Turkey from 22 secondary education school participated in this study. They divided into groups according to their gender and health status; children with normal physical and mental development  (24 boys, 18 girls; control group) and children with special education needs  (15 boys, 10 girls; experimental group). Children's height, weight and Body Mass Index (BMI) were used a standard methodology, a manual dynamometer to measure the strength of the upper limb and a test battery to determine their physical capacity. Regarding inclusive education, questionnaires were collected from physical education teachers. Results were compared with the total sample and between the two target groups. According to the findings of the research, when the change in physical capacity characteristics of boys and girls with and without special education needs is examined; Sprint 20 m, Hand Dynamometer - appropriate upper limb, Dynamometry - Inappropriate upper limb, Throwing a thick ball, Jumping to length, Crunches, 400 m running, Depth of inclination, after the experiment; although it has different effects on the physical capacities of children with cognitive, hearing and vision problems, it has not statistically significant compared to the groups In order to develop the physical capacity of children with special educational needs, physical education and sports lesson activities should be increased, and new models should be developed. Limitations, suggestions for future research and implications for practice are discussed.

Keywords: Physical Education, Physical Capacity, Children, Special Educational, Disability

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APA 6th edition
Demirci, P.T. & Tzarova, R. (2021). Effect of the Physical Education and Sport Classes on the Physical Capacity of Children with Special Educational Needs . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 16(1), 328-355. doi: 10.29329/epasr.2020.334.18

Demirci, P. and Tzarova, R. (2021). Effect of the Physical Education and Sport Classes on the Physical Capacity of Children with Special Educational Needs . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 16(1), pp. 328-355.

Chicago 16th edition
Demirci, Pervin Toptas and Rositza Tzarova (2021). "Effect of the Physical Education and Sport Classes on the Physical Capacity of Children with Special Educational Needs ". Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 16 (1):328-355. doi:10.29329/epasr.2020.334.18.

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