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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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Øien, Aud Marie; Solheim, Inger Johanne – European Physical Education Review, 2019
The aim of this study was to explore how teachers and parents experience and reflect on participation and interaction with and between less active fifth-grade pupils in physically active academic lessons, in the school playground and during physical activity homework. This study formed part of the Active Smarter Kids study investigating the…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Interaction, Elementary School Students
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Wilhelmsen, Terese; Sørensen, Marit – European Physical Education Review, 2019
In this hermeneutic phenomenological study, we describe the physical education (PE)-related home-school collaboration as experienced by parents of children with disabilities. We further explore which conditions parents experienced as either promoting or inhibiting the collaborative relationship and how they became involved in school activities to…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation, Elementary School Students
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Leirhaug, Petter E. – European Physical Education Review, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between student grades and assessment for learning (AfL) in physical education. In educational literature, the focus on formative assessment has grown dramatically, partly because research indicates that good AfL is one of the most effective instructional tools to drive student learning…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Foreign Countries, Correlation, Physical Education
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Stormoen, Sidsel; Urke, Helga Bjørnøy; Tjomsland, Hege Eikeland; Wold, Bente; Diseth, Åge – European Physical Education Review, 2016
This study seeks to identify factors that promote positive experiences in high school physical education (PE). The study combines elements of Self-determination Theory (SDT) with the theory of "flow". Special attention is given to gender differences. The study sample consisted of 167 Norwegian senior high school students (78 females and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Gender Differences, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires
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Standal, Øyvind Førland; Moen, Kjersti Mordal; Moe, Vegard Fusche – European Physical Education Review, 2014
Previous studies have found that student teachers value the practicum over other parts of physical education teacher education and that they experience a gap between theory and practice in their education. The purpose of this study was to provide more knowledge about the theory-practice relations in the context of the practicum of physical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers, Physical Education, Student Teacher Attitudes
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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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Kjonniksen, Lise; Fjortoft, Ingunn; Wold, Bente – European Physical Education Review, 2009
This study examined the relationship between participation in organized youth sport and attitude to physical education (PE) during adolescence and physical activity in young adulthood. The sample comprised 630 participants who completed questionnaires over a 10-year period. Analysis of variance and regression were used to examine the relationship…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Questionnaires
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Skille, Eivind Asrum; Waddington, Ivan – European Physical Education Review, 2006
This article examines the "alternative" sport and physical activities provided by the Sports City Programme (SCP) in Norway, which are designed to attract more young people (especially inactive young people) to take part in physical activities. In particular, it examines whether these "alternative" sports have been more…
Descriptors: Working Class, Physical Activities, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Ommundsen, Yngvar – European Physical Education Review, 2006
This study examined the relationship of motivational climate and differential achievement goals to meta-cognitive self-regulation, regulation of effort, help-seeking and self-handicapping in physical education (PE). The sample consisted of 273 pupils (boys n = 125; girls n = 148) attending 10th grade PE classes in Norway. Both motivational…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Motivation, Foreign Countries, Grade 10