Revista Brasileira de Educação Especial
versión impresa ISSN 1413-6538
RECHINELI, Andréa; PORTO, Eline Tereza Rozante y MOREIRA, Wagner Wey. Bodies disabled, efficient and different: a view from the Physical Education. Rev. bras. educ. espec. [online]. 2008, vol.14, n.2, pp. 293-310. ISSN 1413-6538. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-65382008000200010.
Given the various research on issues of people with disability and their bodies, this essay aimed to analyze the human being whose body was classified as deficient in the past, efficient at present and different in the future. Consulting various authors, we present a historical retrospective of the disabled body in the past, an analysis of the main Physical Education approaches in dealing with the efficient is body and a reflection on the body seen as different in the future. In the past, the literature confirms the exclusion of disabled bodies, historically marginalized as inferior bodies, underestimated, stigmatized for decades. As soon as they are given opportunities to participate, this view changes to efficient bodies. In the future, the assumption is of different bodies, respected in their complexity, understood as human beings, in their full capacity to think, feel, learn, transferring through movement in time and space with clear intention, whereby they will be able to live their own story as they seek to overcome limitations, transcending every opportunity they experience.
Palabras llave : body; people with disabilities; physical education; special education.