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Centeio, Erin E.; Somers, Cheryl L.; Moore, E. Whitney G.; Kulik, Noel; Garn, Alex; Martin, Jeffrey; McCaughtry, Nate – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Purpose: Given the recent push to increase children's physical activity levels through whole-of-school approaches, the relationship between physical activity and academic achievement has received much attention. Therefore, this study sought to understand the relationship between academic achievement and healthy school transformations in urban…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Correlation, Holistic Approach, Health Promotion
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Grimminger-Seidensticker, Elke; Möhwald, Aiko – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Due to migration processes, cultural diversity and strangeness are becoming characteristics of modern society. The competence to handle this heterogeneity--the so-called intercultural competence--is a key competence for all children and youths. Sports and physical education (PE) are often considered as a particular field for enhancing…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Physical Education, Immigration, Cultural Pluralism
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Tian, Haili; du Toit, Dorita; Toriola, Abel L. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: The absence of Physical Education (PE) from the South African school curriculum before its reintroduction in recent years contributed to health concerns regarding the low physical activity (PA) levels of children and adolescents in South Africa. Purpose: This study evaluated the effects of a once-a-week enhanced quality PE programme on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Physical Education, Physical Activity Level
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Eather, Narelle; Morgan, Philip J.; Lubans, David R. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2013
Objective: The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a school-based physical fitness intervention (Fit4Fun) on the physical fitness and physical activity (PA) levels of primary school children. Methods: A group-randomized controlled trial with a 3-month wait-list control group was conducted in…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Intervention, Physical Fitness, Elementary School Students
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Cohen, Rona; Goodway, Jacqueline D.; Lidor, Ronnie – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2012
Background: To improve student performance, teachers need to evaluate the developmental level of the child and to deliver feedback statements that correspond with the student's ability to process the information delivered. Therefore, feedback aligned with the developmental level of the child (aligned developmental feedback--ADF) is sometimes…
Descriptors: Females, Instructional Effectiveness, School Holding Power, Prior Learning
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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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Thorburn, Malcolm; Jess, Mike; Atencio, Matthew – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2011
Purpose: Following an explanation of the current policy context the paper addresses three particularly pressing challenges: the curriculum focus for physical education as part of health and wellbeing; the major implications for subject knowledge; and how translating curriculum change into professional learning and practice might feasibly occur. In…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Physical Education, Lifelong Learning, Educational Change
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Ericsson, Ingegerd – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2011
Background: Studies have shown that some children do not participate in sport or exercise because they did not establish early coordination and basic motor skills while at school. Basic motor skills form significant parts of the goals for students to achieve in the Swedish school subject Physical Education and Health (PEH). Aims: The aim was to…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Intervention, Physical Activities, Females
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Gray, Shirley; Sproule, John – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2011
Background: To develop pupils' team invasion games (TIG) performance within physical education (PE), practitioners have traditionally adopted teacher-centred, skill-focused approaches. Teaching Games for Understanding and the Tactical approach are alternative approaches to TIG teaching that aim to develop overall game performance, including…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Team Sports, Intervention, Games
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Lee, Myung-Ah; Ward, Phillip – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2009
Background: Many of the issues relating to game performance of students found in the physical education literature can be considered a failure of generalization from practices to games, and from games to games. However, no study in secondary physical education has examined generalization effects as a result of effective game pedagogy in the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physical Education, Intervention, Games
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Fairclough, Stuart J.; Stratton, Gareth – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2006
Background: School physical education is available to most young people and provides a structured context for physical activity participation. Regular physical activity during childhood can confer acute and long-term health benefits. From this health perspective one of the goals of physical education is for students to take part in appropriate…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Foreign Countries