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Barker-Ruchti, Natalie; Kerr, Roslyn; Schubring, Astrid; Cervin, Georgia; Nunomura, Myrian – Quest, 2017
Women's artistic gymnastics is commonly understood to require early entrance and intense training during childhood. Most gymnasts retire before reaching adulthood. In recent years, the gymnast population at the highest level has "aged." In this article, we adopt a socio-pedagogical perspective to explore the training contexts, pubertal…
Descriptors: Females, Athletes, Age Differences, Puberty
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Brown, Seth – Quest, 2012
De Coubertin developed the sport philosophy of Olympism and the Olympic Games as a response to social and political crisis to promote peace, fair play, and the development of Christian masculinity. The purpose of this paper is to examine how crisis discourse functions as an important shaper of contemporary understandings of Olympism and how…
Descriptors: Ideology, Peace, Athletics, Physical Education
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Hemphill, Dennis; Symons, Caroline – Quest, 2009
Sport-crazy Australia embodies in the public imagination a "fair go" ethos, giving everyone an equal opportunity to participate regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, or religion. At the same time, sport can be seen by others to be the last bastion of male power, which can make sport participation difficult for those perceived to be or…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Intervention, Foreign Countries, Homosexuality
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Dyson, Ben; Griffin, Linda L.; Hastie, Peter A. – Quest, 2004
The purpose of this article is to present Sport Education, Tactical Games, and Cooperative Learning as valuable instructional models in physical education. Situated learning is used as a theoretical framework and connection between Sport Education, Tactical Games, and Cooperative Learning. The structures of Sport Education, Tactical Games, and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Cooperative Learning, Active Learning, Interpersonal Relationship
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Tinning, Richard – Quest, 2002
Discusses difficulties in "doing" critical pedagogy with postmodern students, considering the advantages of working toward a "modest pedagogy" (modeled after Law's modest sociology), which takes seriously the problematic issue of knowledge and schooling, yet avoids some of the pitfalls of Enlightenment thinking and the neglect…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Smeal, Georgia; And Others – Quest, 1994
Information from feminist physical educators helps examine relationships between theoretical debates in feminism and feminist practice in secondary schools. The article discusses debates over equality, how theoretical struggles between feminists are handled in sport and physical education, and how calls for equality are understood as calls for…
Descriptors: Athletics, Equal Education, Females, Feminism