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Gerdin, Göran; Philpot, Rod Allan; Larsson, Lena; Schenker, Katarina; Linnér, Susanne; Moen, Kjersti Mordal; Westlie, Knut; Smith, Wayne; Legge, Maureen – European Physical Education Review, 2019
The way school Health and Physical Education (HPE) is conceptualized and taught will impact on its ability to provide equitable outcomes across gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion and social class. A focus on social justice in HPE is pertinent in times when these ideals are currently under threat from neoliberal globalization. This paper draws…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Social Differences, Health Education, Physical Education
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Janemalm, Lucas; Quennerstedt, Mikael; Barker, Dean – European Physical Education Review, 2019
In 2011, the Swedish National Agency for Education introduced a new national curriculum. The curriculum contained a number of new terms. One in particular proved problematic for physical educators -- "complex movement." The confusion surrounding the term could be seen as somewhat unexpected since movement is and has been a central…
Descriptors: Movement Education, National Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis
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Fitzpatrick, Katie – European Physical Education Review, 2019
Despite a long history of critical scholarship in physical education (PE), current research continues to show that PE is an exclusionary and marginalising space for many students. Hawkins suggests that philosophical pragmatism, cultural materialism, and health concerns are driving the field, to the extent that the foundations of PE are in…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Physical Education, Teaching Methods, Health
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González-Víllora, Sixto; Evangelio, Carlos; Sierra-Díaz, Jacob; Fernández-Río, Javier – European Physical Education Review, 2019
The goal of this study was to assess hybridizations conducted among pedagogical models (PMs) from 1st to 12th grade (six-18 years) in physical education (PE). Research articles selected were found through Web of Science, Medline, Scopus, SportDiscus (EBSCO), ERIC (ProQuest) and Google Scholar databases. The keywords associated with PMs (e.g.…
Descriptors: Teaching Models, Physical Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Blended Learning
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Richards, K. Andrew R.; Washburn, Nicholas S.; Hemphill, Michael A. – European Physical Education Review, 2019
Job dissatisfaction has been linked to decreased performance and increased workplace turnover. It is, therefore, important to understand the experiences that are associated with physical education teacher job satisfaction and dissatisfaction. This study examined relationships among perceived mattering, role stress, emotional exhaustion, and job…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Stress Variables, Physical Education Teachers, Athletic Coaches
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Syrmpas, Ioannis; Digelidis, Nikolaos; Watt, Anthony – European Physical Education Review, 2016
The main purpose of the present study was to examine Greek physical education (PE) teachers' self-reported use of the Spectrum of teaching styles and their perceptions of the benefits of adopting these styles for their students. An additional goal was to explore the teachers' perceived ability to implement these teaching approaches. The…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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MacMillan, Freya; Kirk, Alison; Mutrie, Nanette; Moola, Fiona; Robertson, Kenneth – European Physical Education Review, 2015
It is not clear how best to support youth with type 1 diabetes to participate in physical education (PE) at school. The aim of this study was to explore perceptions of facilitators and barriers to PE in youth with type 1 diabetes and to determine how schools can help these individuals to be physically active. Interviews and focus groups were…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Youth Opportunities, Youth Problems, Diabetes
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Sprake, Andrew; Walker, Sue – European Physical Education Review, 2015
The recent review of the national curriculum, which places Physical Education as a compulsory subject at key stages 1-4, indicates a government commitment to the subject. However, given the contested history of Physical Education's priorities and practices, such commitment should, perhaps, be handled with care. The main strength of Physical…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Role of Education, National Curriculum, Foreign Countries
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Black, Alison; Costello, Rebecca; Craft, Anna; Katene, Will – European Physical Education Review, 2015
Between 2011 and 2013, the Department for Education (DfE) in England made £3.3 million available to support the development of opportunities for young disabled people to access high-quality physical education and school sport. The DfE with the Youth Sport Trust (YST) developed a range of initiatives to help meet this aim, including Project…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Disabilities, Program Development
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Butler, Joy – European Physical Education Review, 2014
This paper explores the tacit expert knowledge and understanding about games curriculum and pedagogy of three men, Len Almond, David Bunker, and Rod Thorpe, credited as the founders of the Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) model. The model emerged from teacher practice in the late 1970s and was little theorized at the time, apart from a…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Games, Benchmarking, Telephone Surveys
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Lynch, Timothy – European Physical Education Review, 2014
It is implied by governing organizations that Australia is presently experiencing its first national curriculum reform, when as the title suggests it is the second. However, until now Australian states and territories have been responsible for the education curriculum delivered within schools. The present national curriculum reform promises one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Health Education, Physical Education
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Frömel, Karel; Vašícková, Jana; Svozil, Zbynek; Chmelík, František; Skalik, Krzysztof; Groffik, Dorota – European Physical Education Review, 2014
Observation of trends in physical education plays an integral role in motor-development diagnostics and in encouraging physical activity and a healthy lifestyle. This study aims to elucidate the current state of and trends in pupils' assessments of physical education lessons (PELs) in different education systems in the context of self-perception…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Self Concept, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires
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Skirstad, Berit; Waddington, Ivan; Safvenbom, Reidar – European Physical Education Review, 2012
The focus of this article is on the organization of children's sport in Norway. More specifically, the paper sets out to examine (i) the changing pattern of relationships, and in particular the changing balance of conflict and cooperation, between the several organizations with responsibility for children's sport, and (ii) how sport for children…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Foreign Countries, Childrens Rights, Public Policy
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Gray, Shirley; MacLean, Justine; Mulholland, Rosemary – European Physical Education Review, 2012
In 2010, schools in Scotland implemented a new curriculum, a Curriculum for Excellence, and for physical education (PE), this represented a move from the "Expressive Arts" to "Health and Wellbeing" (HWB). To understand this new position, we explored the thoughts of those who were directly involved in the construction of the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Kougioumtzis, Konstantin; Patriksson, Goran; Strahlman, Owe – European Physical Education Review, 2011
This article reviews research on physical education (PE) teachers' professionalization considering their relative position at schools and in the community as well as their control over the lesson formation. The position considers issues of prestige, status and esteem while lesson formation regards constitutional, organizational and physical…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Professional Recognition, Status, Professional Autonomy
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