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Macdonald, Doune; Abbott, Rebecca; lisahunter; Hay, Peter; McCuaig, Louise – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2014
Background: The association between physical activity/fitness with cognitive and academic functioning has become a topic of considerable research interest. Increasingly, schooling systems are being expected to respond to these relationships through curricular and extra-curricular interventions. Purpose: This paper reports on the qualitative…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Michaud, Valerie; Nadeau, Luc; Martel, Denis; Gagnon, Jocelyn; Godbout, Paul – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2012
Background: To promote regular physical activity (PA) among children and adolescents, authors recommend that physical education (PE) teachers offer their students programmes that would allow them to be physically active outside PE classes. However, such programmes are rarely rigorously assessed and it is recommended that further studies be…
Descriptors: Exercise, Physical Education, Intervention, Teaching Methods
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Zhu, Xihe; Ennis, Catherine D.; Chen, Ang – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2011
Background: Curriculum fidelity describes the extent to which a curriculum is implemented faithfully as planned. Curriculum fidelity issues may arise when teachers implement the curriculum inconsistently due to differences in philosophy, barriers in the setting, or other local concerns. Purpose: The study examined challenges that a teacher faced…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Experimental Groups, Physical Education, Interviews