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Luguetti, Carla; Kirk, D.; Oliver, K. L. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Introduction: Several studies demonstrate the benefits of socially critical work in physical education and sport which value the importance of taking action intended for democracy, empowerment and critical reflection [Devis-devis, Jose. 2006. "Socially Critical Research Perspectives in Physical Education." In "The Handbook of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Experience, Activism, Caring
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Valentini, Nadia Cristina; Pierosan, Licia; Rudisill, Mary E.; Hastie, Peter A. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Fundamental motor skill proficiency is essential for engagement in sports and physical play and in the development of a healthy lifestyle. Children with motor delays (with and without disabilities) lack the motor skills necessary to participate in games and physical activity, and tend to spend more time as onlookers than do their…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Intervention, Motor Development, Play
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Luguetti, Carla; Oliver, Kimberly L.; Dantas, Luiz E. P. B. T.; Kirk, David – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Purpose: This study discusses the process of co-constructing a prototype pedagogical model for working with youth from socially vulnerable backgrounds. Participants and settings: This six-month activist research project was conducted in a soccer program in a socially vulnerable area of Brazil in 2013. The study included 17 youths, 4 coaches, a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, At Risk Persons, Team Sports, Athletics
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Betti, Mauro; Knijnik, Jorge; Venâncio, Luciana; Neto, Luiz Sanches – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2015
Background: Academics, teachers and policy-makers across the world have discussed how to develop a relevant physical education (PE) curriculum that addresses the "body education" needs and interests of twenty-first-century students. In Brazil, after the launch of the national curricular parameters (PCNs) in the late 1990s, many new PE…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Educational Philosophy, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development
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Da Matta, Gylton; Richards, K. Andrew R.; Hemphill, Michael A. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2015
Background: Teacher education, including physical education teacher education (PETE), around the world remains highly autocratic and content focused [Apple, M. W. 2000. "Official Knowledge: Democratic Education in a Conservative Age." New York: Routledge]. Scholars in physical education [O'Sullivan, M., D. Siedentop, and L. F. Locke.…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education, Social Change, Critical Theory