Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2018)
A study of inclusive policies and practices in physical education within universities across Maharashtra
Author(s): Dr. Deepak Mane, Priti Kakade, Michael Xavier
Abstract: The purpose of this descriptive study was to know the present status of inclusive physical education (IPE) policies and practices within the universities across the state of Maharashtra. For which, 5 universities from different regions of Maharashtra were selected using the simple random sampling technique. A status survey was conducted using a researcher designed structured interview, teachers questionnaire and students questionnaire and the responses towards IPE policies and practices were collected from the Head of the physical education (PE) department, the teaching staff of PE department and the students respectively. A qualitative analysis of the collected data was done, which was based on the positivity towards IPE policies and practices. It was concluded that concrete IPE policies and practices do not exist and the implementation of practices, if any, is done at a personal level at the B.P.Ed. and M.P.Ed. teacher training course.