Academic Ableism in Higher Education

Article


Lynch, S. and Macklin, J. 2020. Academic Ableism in Higher Education. Birmingham City University Education Journal Magazine. 1 (1), pp. 39-41.
AuthorsLynch, S. and Macklin, J.
Abstract

In this piece, we argue that universities and by extension all educational establishments need to address inequitable systems and pedagogic practices to ensure they promote inclusive opportunities, where achievement and success are available to all students and staff. Part of this process includes reflecting to ensure we do not replicate cultural and societal norms concerning disability.
‘Disability is one of the most frequently forgotten forms of social, political and cultural oppression’ (Christensen, 1996, p. 63)
Disability is a socially constructed term; it denotes a difference whereby specific groups are given unequal values. Sensoy & DiAngelo (2017) refer to this as a social stratifying strategy that societies adopt as norms; this creates oppression due to the way we organise specific groups of people. Our society is designed for/by, built for/by, and controlled for/by non-disabled individuals: this excludes disabled people (Swain et al. 2003). Consequently, people with disabilities have been unfairly and unjustly treated in our societies for centuries and there continues to be a lack of clarity on what is unjust (Rizvi & Christensen 1996).

JournalBirmingham City University Education Journal Magazine
Journal citation1 (1), pp. 39-41
Year2020
PublisherBirmingham City University
Publisher's version
License
File Access Level
Anyone
Publication dates
Online04 Dec 2020
Publication process dates
Accepted16 Oct 2020
Deposited09 Dec 2020
Copyright holder© 2020 Birmingham City University Education Journal Magazine
Permalink -

https://repository.uel.ac.uk/item/88w27

Download files

Publisher's version
Lynch, S. & Macklin, J. BCUEJM Vol 1-1.pdf
License: All rights reserved
File access level: Anyone

  • 16
    total views
  • 16
    total downloads
  • 8
    views this month
  • 9
    downloads this month

Export as

Related outputs

Restorative Practice in Health and Physical Education: Shifting the Norm from Punitive to Reparative
Lynch, S., Schleider, J. and Mcbean, L. 2020. Restorative Practice in Health and Physical Education: Shifting the Norm from Punitive to Reparative. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. 91 (9), pp. 41-47. https://doi.org/10.1080/07303084.2020.1811624
Critical Pedagogy in Physical Education
Lynch, S. and Ovens, A. 2020. Critical Pedagogy in Physical Education. in: Peters, M. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Teacher Education Springer.
Turbulence, Dilemmas and Leadership: A Case Study of an English School after Academisation
Macklin, J. 2020. Turbulence, Dilemmas and Leadership: A Case Study of an English School after Academisation. Prof Doc Thesis University of East London School of Education and Communities https://doi.org/10.15123/uel.88379
Critical pedagogies for community building: Challenging ableism in higher education physical education in the United States
Lynch, S., Simon, M. and Maher, A. 2020. Critical pedagogies for community building: Challenging ableism in higher education physical education in the United States. Teaching in Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2020.1789858
Using the meaningful physical education features as a lens to view student experiences of democratic pedagogy in higher education
Lynch, S. and Sargent, J. 2020. Using the meaningful physical education features as a lens to view student experiences of democratic pedagogy in higher education. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy. 25 (6), pp. 629-642. https://doi.org/10.1080/17408989.2020.1779684
BAME PE
Lynch, S. and McBean, L. 2020. BAME PE. Physical Education Matters. 15 (1), pp. 57-58.
It is time to advocate for our profession: A critical perspective on current initiatives
Lynch, S., McBean, L. and Huddleston, G. 2020. It is time to advocate for our profession: A critical perspective on current initiatives. Physical Education Matters.
The A-Z of Social Justice Physical Education: Part 2
Landi, D., Lynch, S. and Walton-Fisette, J. 2020. The A-Z of Social Justice Physical Education: Part 2. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. 91 (5), pp. 20-27. https://doi.org/10.1080/07303084.2020.1739433
The A–Z of Social Justice Physical Education: Part 1
Lynch, S., Sutherland, S. and Walton-Fisette, J. 2020. The A–Z of Social Justice Physical Education: Part 1. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. 91 (4), pp. 8-13. https://doi.org/10.1080/07303084.2020.1724500
‘I had to pop a wheelie and pay extra attention in order not to fall:’ embodied experiences of two wheelchair tennis athletes transgressing ableist and gendered norms in disability sport and university spaces
Lynch, S. and Hilll, J. 2020. ‘I had to pop a wheelie and pay extra attention in order not to fall:’ embodied experiences of two wheelchair tennis athletes transgressing ableist and gendered norms in disability sport and university spaces. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/2159676X.2020.1731575
Nursing students' trait mindfulness and psychological stress: A correlation and mediation analysis
Lu, Junfei, Mumba, Mercy N., Lynch, S., Li, Chi, Hua, Cheng and Allen, Rebecca S. 2019. Nursing students' trait mindfulness and psychological stress: A correlation and mediation analysis. Nurse Education Today. 75, pp. 41-46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2018.12.011
Book Review - Gender in Physical Culture: Crossing Boundaries-Reconstituting Cultures
Lynch, S. 2019. Book Review - Gender in Physical Culture: Crossing Boundaries-Reconstituting Cultures. Sport Education and Society. 25 (1), pp. 124-126. https://doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2019.1690225
All kinds of strong: Disrupting dominant discourses of fitness within elementary school physical education
Simon, M. and Lynch, S. 2019. All kinds of strong: Disrupting dominant discourses of fitness within elementary school physical education. in: Walton-Fisette, J., Sutherland, S. and Hill, J. (ed.) Teaching About Social Justice Issues in Physical Education Information Age Publishing.
A socially just (dis)ability curriculum idea in physical education
Lynch, S. 2019. A socially just (dis)ability curriculum idea in physical education. in: Walton-Fisette, J., Sutherland, S. and Hill, J. (ed.) Teaching About Social Justice Issues in Physical Education Information Age Publishing.
Social justice in physical education: A summary of research and teaching
Lynch, S. and Walton-Fisette, J. 2019. Social justice in physical education: A summary of research and teaching. in: Peters, M. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Teacher Education Springer.
Democratic Teacher Education Practices
Ovens, A. and Lynch, S. 2019. Democratic Teacher Education Practices. in: Peters, M. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Teacher Education Springer.
Juggling Teaching and PhD Studies – GROWing Tips
Lynch, S. 2019. Juggling Teaching and PhD Studies – GROWing Tips. Ze-phir: Informationen für den sportwissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs. 26 (1), pp. 4-5.
“The Education System is Broken:” The Influence of a Sociocultural Foundations Class on the Perspectives and Practices of Physical Education Preservice Teachers
Lynch, S. and Curtner-Smith, M. D. 2019. “The Education System is Broken:” The Influence of a Sociocultural Foundations Class on the Perspectives and Practices of Physical Education Preservice Teachers. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. 38 (4), p. 377–387. https://doi.org/10.1123/jtpe.2018-0258
‘You have to find your slant, your groove:’ one physical education teacher's efforts to employ transformative pedagogy
Lynch, S. and Curtner-Smith, M. 2019. ‘You have to find your slant, your groove:’ one physical education teacher's efforts to employ transformative pedagogy. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy. 24 (4), pp. 359-372. https://doi.org/10.1080/17408989.2019.1592146
'A critical autoethnography of a doctoral students ’ research journey: learning to take risks in the academy
Lynch, S. and Kuntz, A. 2019. 'A critical autoethnography of a doctoral students ’ research journey: learning to take risks in the academy. Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education. 10 (2), pp. 156-171. https://doi.org/10.1080/25742981.2019.1588762
Optimizing the learning environment for students in physical education: Integrating theories of motivation
Lynch, S. and McLoughlin, G. 2018. Optimizing the learning environment for students in physical education: Integrating theories of motivation. Active Healthy Journal. 25 (1), pp. 35-40.
“What’s the Middle Ground? Am I Ever Going to be the Perfect Teacher?:” Self-Study of a Doctoral Student’s Acculturation Process
Lynch, S., Andrew, K., Richards, R. and Pennington, C. 2018. “What’s the Middle Ground? Am I Ever Going to be the Perfect Teacher?:” Self-Study of a Doctoral Student’s Acculturation Process. Studying Teacher Education. 14 (2), pp. 194-211. https://doi.org/10.1080/17425964.2018.1462154
Faculty members engaging in transformative PETE: a feminist perspective
Lynch, S. and Curtner-Smith, M. 2018. Faculty members engaging in transformative PETE: a feminist perspective. Sport, Education and Society. 25 (1), pp. 43-56. https://doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2018.1560255
Back to School Netball Style: An Emerging Highly Inclusive Game for Physical Education or Sport
Lynch, S. and Ottaway, S. 2018. Back to School Netball Style: An Emerging Highly Inclusive Game for Physical Education or Sport. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. 89 (4), pp. 54-57. https://doi.org/10.1080/07303084.2018.1431469
The A-Z of Assessment
Lynch, S. and Monk, H. 2017. The A-Z of Assessment. Physical Education Matters. 12 (1), pp. 13-15.
A Practical Guide for Maintaining High Activity Levels in Physical Education
Lynch, S., Benson, C., Burke, A., Cooper, J., Dwyer, N., Allmark, J. and Kinchin, G. D. 2017. A Practical Guide for Maintaining High Activity Levels in Physical Education. Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators. 30 (2), pp. 42-44. https://doi.org/10.1080/08924562.2017.1275845
A practitioner's guide for outstanding cross-curricular physical education teaching: Integration of Technological Devices
Lynch, S. and Dickinson, F. 2016. A practitioner's guide for outstanding cross-curricular physical education teaching: Integration of Technological Devices. Physical Education Matters. 11 (3), pp. 57-59.
A Practitioner's Guide for Outstanding Cross-curricular Physical Education
Lynch, S. 2016. A Practitioner's Guide for Outstanding Cross-curricular Physical Education. Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators. 29 (3), pp. 48-50. https://doi.org/10.1080/08924562.2016.1160474