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Abstract

The objective of this study was to find out the experience and parents’ participation in Physical Education from the view of the parents of students with disabilities. This study applied a hermeneutic phenomenological qualitative method. The sample of this study was parents of students with disabilities in Special Needs School. 5 people (3 men, 2 women) who were selected as a sample using the purposeful sampling technique. The instrument was used from a previous study which used Seidman’s interviewing guidelines (Seidman, 1998). The findings show that that parents were actively involved in students’ learning in the various environments: at home, school and community and involved through continuous communication and active participation both at school and outside of school. Parents-teacher collaboration strongly supports Physical Education and promotes student learning development. All parents appreciated the benefits of inclusion and physical activities. These findings provide additional support to the need of developing home-school collaboration in Physical Education.

Keywords

Disability, Phenomenology, Qualitative Study, Physical Education

Author Bio(s)

Dena Widyawan earned his bachelor's degree in physical education, health and recreation from Indonesia University of Education and his master's degree in sports education also from the Indonesia University of Education. He has four years’ experience teaching in physical education, health and recreation in university level. He is currently pursuing his doctorate at the Indonesia University of Education. Current research interests include sports pedagogy and physical education for children with disabilities. Correspondence regarding this article can also be addressed directly to: dena.widyawan@stkipsitusbanten.ac.id

Amung Ma’mun, Ph.D. is head of the Sport Education Program of postgraduate studies, Indonesia University of Education. His current research interests focus on special needs education and sports policy. He currently is a doctoral advisor for Dena Widyawan. Correspondence regarding this article can also be addressed directly to: amung@upi.edu

Berliana, Ph.D. is a lecturer in sports education program of postgraduate study in the Indonesia University of Education. He has done many researches on sports pedagogy and sports for women. Correspondence with him can also be addressed directly to: berliana.rahely@upi.edu

Yudy Hendrayana, Ph.D. is head of sports education program of graduate study, Indonesia University of Education. His research field is in special needs education and sports pedagogy. Correspondence with him can also be addressed directly to: yudy_h2000@upi.edu

Acknowledgements

Thank you for LPDP Republic of Indonesia that has funded my journal publication to The Qualitative Report.

Publication Date

4-5-2020

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