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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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García-Calvo, Tomás; Sánchez-Oliva, David; Leo, Francisco Miguel; Amado, Diana; Pulido, Juan José – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: The physical education (PE) context has been emphasised as an ideal environment for developing positive behaviours among students. Under the Positive Youth Development paradigm, various initiatives have been conducted with the aim of promoting personal and social responsibility among adolescents. Self-Determination Theory has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Intervention, Positive Behavior Supports
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García-López, L. M.; Gutiérrez, D. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2015
Background: One of the objectives of the new Spanish Education Act is for students to develop a series of social skills, largely derived from the ability variables of assertiveness and empathy. Sport Education is an instructional model that is deemed useful in the development of personal and social responsibility and social values. It requires…
Descriptors: Empathy, Foreign Countries, Athletics, Interpersonal Competence
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Ericsson, Ingegerd; Cederberg, Margareta – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2015
Background: Many students leave compulsory school without being qualified to apply for national upper secondary school programmes. Despite efforts, the number of unqualified students in Sweden has increased. Grades from compulsory school have direct implications for students' educational futures and the requirement to qualify for an upper…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Academic Achievement, Sport Psychology, Underachievement
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Mäkelä, Kasper; Hirvensalo, Mirja; Laakso, Lauri; Whipp, Peter R. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2014
Background: Teacher turnover has been identified as a major problem that represents instability in teaching. Teacher turnover can be divided into three components: attrition means that the teacher is leaving the profession; "area transfer" means that the teacher is changing his/her subject area and "migration" means that the…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Labor Turnover, Teacher Persistence, Faculty Mobility
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Wallhead, Tristan L.; Garn, Alex C.; Vidoni, Carla – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2013
Background: Adolescents' decisions to engage in physical activities are influenced by the social aspects of the activity, including opportunity for affiliation, being part of a team, and the social status it offers. A curriculum and instructional model that has been shown to embed the student social system within a positive program of action is…
Descriptors: Athletics, Physical Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Social Development
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Jaakkola, Timo; Washington, Tracy – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2013
Background: Previous studies have shown that fundamental movement skills (FMS) and physical activity are related. Specifically, earlier studies have demonstrated that the ability to perform a variety of FMS increases the likelihood of children participating in a range of physical activities throughout their lives. To date, however, there have not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Middle School Students
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Vella, Stewart A.; Oades, Lindsay G.; Crowe, Trevor P. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2013
Background: The goals of participation youth sports are primarily concerned with the facilitation of positive youth development as opposed to outright success. Consequently, there are strong theoretical and empirical links between sports coaching and athlete development. Transformational leadership behaviours, in particular, have been…
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Team Sports, Leadership Styles, Adolescent Development
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Brock, Sheri J.; Rovegno, Inez; Oliver, Kimberly L. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2009
Background: Curriculum models that include group work and allow student decision-making and responsibility within physical education classes have become increasingly popular. Models such as Sport Education are likely to facilitate different and potentially better quality experiences for students. One of the underlying premises of Sport Education…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Group Activities, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction