Special Issue: Black Scholarship in Physical Education

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Michael Hemphill, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: This special issue of Journal of Teaching in Physical Education (JTPE) includes a collection of exemplary scholarship in physical education led by first authors who identify as Black scholars. The creation of this issue was inspired by the national and international Movement for Black Lives (Ray, 2020), and the acute attention given to anti-Black racism following widely publicized murders of Black Americans including Ms. Breonna Taylor, and culminating with the death of Mr. George Floyd on May 25, 2020. During the summer months of 2020, a variety of education organizations, academic departments, and individual leaders expressed solidarity with the anti-racist movement and committed to improving the conditions of Black Americans through changing policies and practices (Morton et al., 2021). A network of Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) scholars and practitioners hosted two online conversations focused on race and racism in the discipline. Those discussions were later disseminated via a podcast. The conversations on race in PETE were among the most popular on the podcast platform, according to a recent publication (McMullen et al., 2022). The collective voices of Black scholars created space for a better understanding of the Movement for Black Lives and its relevance to PETE.

Additional Information

Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 41(2)
Language: English
Date: 2022
physical education, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Black scholars, Physical Education Teacher Education

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