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.
Disability, Phenomenology, Qualitative Study, Physical Education
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Widyawan, D., Ma'mun, A., Rahely, B., & Hendrayana, Y. (2020). Parents of Students with Disabilities Views in Learning Physical Education in Special Needs School. The Qualitative Report, 25(4), 924-935. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol25/iss4/3