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Hemphill, Michael A.; Gordon, Barrie; Wright, Paul M. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: Sport-based youth development (SBYD) programs aim to teach life skills to youth within a physical activity context. An explicit objective of most SBYD programs is that youth learn to apply, or transfer, life skills beyond the sports program. Limited research has been conducted on the cognitive processes that help youth understand how…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Adolescent Development, Athletics, Positive Behavior Supports
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Petrie, Kirsten; Devcich, Joel; Fitzgerald, Hayley – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: In Aotearoa New Zealand, as it is internationally, there is a desire to ensure physical education is inclusive of all students regardless of their abilities. Yet, medical discourses associated with disability continue to position students who are perceived as not having the capacity to participate fully in traditional physical…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Inclusion, Disabilities, Action Research
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Gerdin, Göran; Larsson, Håkan – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Pleasure is often a key feature of school physical education (PE) and, indeed, a lot of students find pleasure in and through PE while others do not. However, pleasure is rarely considered to be of educational value in the subject [Pringle, R. (2010). "Finding Pleasure in Physical Education: A Critical Examination of the Educative…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Males, Power Structure, Secondary School Students
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Ovens, Alan; Flory, Sara B.; Sutherland, Sue; Philpot, Rod; Walton-Fisette, Jennifer L.; Hill, Joanne; Phillips, Sharon; Flemons, Michelle – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: For over four decades, there have been calls for physical education (PE) and physical education teacher education (PETE) to address social inequality and foster social justice. Yet, as numerous studies demonstrate, attempts to educate for social justice in PETE are infrequent and rarely comprehensive. This raises the question why it…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Social Justice
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O'Sullivan, Mary – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Mary O'Sullivan writes that she spent part of her sabbatical leave interviewing teacher educators from nine countries across three continents exploring teacher education contexts both nationally and locally, and the nature of the 'teacher educators' work in these contexts. Three issues struck her: (1) The intensification of regulation and policy…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Educators
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Walton-Fisette, Jennifer L.; Philpot, Rod; Phillips, Sharon; Flory, Sara B.; Hill, Joanne; Sutherland, Sue; Flemons, Michelle – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: For many years, scholars in Physical Education Teacher Educator (PETE) have argued for the importance of educating pre-service teachers (PSTs) about equality (e.g. Evans, J. 1990. "Defining a Subject: The Rise and Rise of the New Physical Education?" "British Journal of Sociology of Education" 11: 155-169),…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Sociocultural Patterns, Social Justice, Physical Education
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Hill, Joanne; Philpot, Rod; Walton-Fisette, Jennifer L.; Sutherland, Sue; Flemons, Michelle; Ovens, Alan; Phillips, Sharon; Flory, Sara B. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Physical education (PE) and physical education teacher education (PETE) have a substantial literature base that advocates for students to develop a critical consciousness, appreciate multiple perspectives, and engage in actions to enhance social justice [Tinning, R. 2016. "Transformative Pedagogies and Physical Education." In…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Sociocultural Patterns, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers
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Walton-Fisette, Jennifer L.; Sutherland, Sue – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Social justice has been steadily gaining traction in physical education (PE) and physical education teacher education (PETE) for more than 40 years. During that time, scholars have argued for the importance of explicating the hidden curriculum, educating pre-service teachers (PSTs) about equality, sociocultural perspectives and issues, and most…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Physical Education, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries
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North, Chris – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: School teachers who become teacher educators (TEs) are rarely prepared for the different pedagogies that teacher education requires. One pedagogical difference is the need for TEs to make their thinking and decisions explicit to pre-service teachers (PSTs) so PSTs can see teaching as an adaptive process rather than a set of routines to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Fitzpatrick, Katie; Russell, Dan – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2015
Background: This paper is a reflection on being a critical teacher of health and physical education. It is a conversation of sorts between the two authors: a critical educator and researcher, and a critical teacher. It is based on the shared experiences of one of the author's (Dan) high-school PE and health classes over the course of a year during…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Health Education, Critical Theory, Ethnography
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Fitzpatrick, Katie; Santamaría, Lorri J. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2015
Background: The field of physical education (PE), overlapping as it does with the field of sport, has been critiqued for marginalizing those positioned as "different". This difference is typically conceptualized in regard to a white, masculine, heterosexual, and able-bodied norm. Students who do not identify as white are not represented…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Transformational Leadership
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Brown, Seth – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this study focused specifically on examining the status of and the promotion of two elite athlete programmes (EAPs), the students/elite athlete selection process and available post-school options. The research was guided by Michel Foucault's work in understanding the relationship between power and knowledge. Participants,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Athletics, Athletes, Physical Education
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Pope, Clive C. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2014
Primary Objective: This paper critically examines the influence neoliberalism has had on education in general and health and physical education (HPE) in particular in Aotearoa New Zealand. Main Outcomes and Results: Two of the most significant changes fall under the rubric of provision. First, recent government strategy has seen the amalgamation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Neoliberalism, Health Education
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Macdonald, Doune – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2014
With claims that neo-liberalism is the "specific defining political/economic paradigm of the age in which we live?…?" [Apple, Michael. 2006. "Educating the 'Right' Way: Markets, Standards, God, and Inequality." New York: Taylor & Francis, 14.], an invited symposium at the 2012 International Convention on Science, Education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Neoliberalism, Global Approach
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Smith, Wayne – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2012
Background: The relationship between sport and exercise science (SES) and health and physical education (HPE) has been of interest to those of us involved in the general field of human movement studies in higher education for at least the last four decades. Purpose: The purpose of this research was to determine how the proposed merging of the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research Design, Physical Education, Physical Activities
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