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Kilborn, Michelle; Lorusso, Jenna; Francis, Nancy – European Physical Education Review, 2016
There has been much international concern about the present and future status of school physical education. Recent research has employed surveys or case studies to examine the status of physical education but there is a dearth of in-depth physical education curriculum document analysis. The aim of this study is to contribute to the international…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Curriculum Design, Outcomes of Education
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Agbuga, Bulent; Xiang, Ping; McBride, Ron – European Physical Education Review, 2013
Though considerable research on student attitudes has been conducted in physical education, little information exists concerning student attitudes toward after-school physical activity programmes. This study assessed students' attitudes toward their after-school physical activity programme located in southwest Texas, USA. Participants included 158…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Student Attitudes, Positive Attitudes, Extracurricular Activities
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Nielsen, Glen; Pfister, Gertrud; Andersen, Lars Bo – European Physical Education Review, 2011
The purpose of this study was to explore the daily physical activities of Danish children with a focus on describing and explaining gender differences. Accelerometer measurements of physical activity in different contexts, as well as questionnaire data, were collected from more than 500 children at pre-school and later at third grade. The study…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, After School Programs, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
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Pfister, Gertrud; Reeg, Annemarie – European Physical Education Review, 2006
Health and fitness among children and adolescents is a subject currently receiving public attention. This article focuses on the fitness of German pupils (third and fourth grades) in five schools in Berlin with widely differing social catchment areas as well as children from differing social backgrounds. Besides an orthopaedic examination and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Urban Schools, Socioeconomic Influences