The word “Paralympics” has the cognomen of “Para”, which has a definition of beside of, not normal and different. These definitions prove that even a major world-wide competition sets aside athletes through labelling and perceives them to be contrasted from the rest of the world. During the London 2012 Paralympic games, Channel 4 designed an advert called “Meet the Superhumans” (Channel 4., 2012), this advert was deemed to glorify an individual for having a disability through promoting disabled athletes in an incorrect manner. By glorifying an individual, it will indirectly create a hierarchy that is unnecessary and will in turn dehumanise the athlete. Through this negative media coverage, it creates the perception that disabled athletes are unable to do things for thereselves, resulting in society believing that they are heavily reliant on able-bodied athletes empowering disabled athletes requiring assistance (British Paralympic Association, 2016; Howe, 2008). As a practitioner, when it comes to teaching disabled individuals you must take into consideration that the minority of individuals will not declare themselves to be “different” from others around them, it is important that all individuals disabled or able-bodied are all treated equally in order to pursue their athletic ambition, no matter the complication.In a recent research study, Activity Alliance | Disability Inclusion Sport (2019) interprets that in the United Kingdom 57% of individuals with physical disabilities states that they do not perform in any form of sporting activities, this percentage is an extremely worrying figure for such a developed country that produces such exceptional athletes and highlights the reoccurring issue of participant involvement on a global measure. This follows on to state that on average 21% of able-bodied individuals do not participate in any form of physical activity either, which suggests that participation is an overall issue, however these statistics are more accepted within the local community if the individual has a physical impairment. By having an understanding that the main issue is participation within sporting activities, this empathises the importance of practitioners encouraging individuals to begin participating and as a result can have a significant effect towards promoting disability involvement.
本段内容来自网络 并不是我们的写手作品 请勿直接剽窃，查重100%，造成后果与本站无关。如需定制论文请记得联系我们。