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Eliminating Barriers to Physical Activity: Using Cultural Negotiation and Competence

Strategies Volume 26, Number 3, ISSN 0892-4562


Physical and sport educators who incorporate cultural negotiation acknowledge that their teaching, routines, and plans for learning encompass a cultural act. In today's society, culture-free teaching or learning is nonexistent. Education is woven into the fabric of nearly every group; therefore, recognizing the impact of cultural norms on the process of teaching and learning is vital to the promotion of lifelong physical activity. This article suggests that cultural negotiation has validity as it allows for physical and sport educators, regardless of background, to be knowledgeable about the students with whom they work as they create inclusive environments for physical activity. Although it can be highly personal, this means of enhanced teaching brings fuller meaning to content. In turn, youth are empowered to make choices that have meaning while respecting differences that they will encounter in their lives. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)


Culp, B. (2013). Eliminating Barriers to Physical Activity: Using Cultural Negotiation and Competence. Strategies, 26(3), 35-40. Retrieved September 27, 2022 from .

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