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Soler, Susanna; Prat, Maria; Puig, Núria; Flintoff, Anne – Quest, 2017
Gender policies in sports have expanded considerably in most countries in recent decades. Nevertheless, the implementation of these policies in sports organizations is by no means an automatic process. This article explores what happens when gender equity policies are applied in an university sports organization. Participatory action research over…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Fairness, Equal Education, Educational Policy
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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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Block, Betty Ann; Tietjen-Smith, Tara – Quest, 2016
The authors argue that there will be a critical mass of women in leadership positions in kinesiology and across higher education for substantial gender-based mentoring to take place in the 21st century. First, the current state of women in higher education leadership, trends in mentoring, and the reasons it is important for women who have…
Descriptors: Females, Mentors, Kinetics, Human Body
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O'Bryant, Camille – Quest, 2015
The purpose of this lecture is to provide the voice and visibility of African American women who have upheld the tradition of excellence set by Amy Morris Homans in the development of physical education in higher education for women and set pathways to transition our field to be more inclusive and diverse and have served as transformative leaders…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Higher Education, Gender Issues, Exercise Physiology
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Ransdell, Lynda B. – Quest, 2014
Amy Morris Homans was a great champion for women's pursuit of leadership in physical education and sport. In honor of her legacy, the purpose of this article is to: (a) discuss some defining leadership characteristics of Amy Morris Homans; (b) examine leadership issues related to gender; (c) examine leadership issues related to kinesiology;…
Descriptors: Females, Motion, Physical Education, Leadership Qualities
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Shephard, Roy J.; Trudeau, Francois – Quest, 2013
This article offers a brief and personal account of the historical background, implementation and principal findings from the Trois-Rivieres regional project, a large-scale quasi-experimental intervention that tested the impact of providing a daily hour of specialist-taught quality physical education upon the physical and mental development of…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Intervention, Student Attitudes
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Krane, Vikki; Ross, Sally R.; Barak, Katie Sullivan; Rowse, Julie L.; Lucas-Carr, Cathryn B. – Quest, 2012
In this paper we focus on the lived experiences of multidisciplinary scholars as we navigated and coalesced into a productive, interdisciplinary collaboration. We pull from our foundations in feminist methodology and provide excerpts from personal journals and reflexive group interviews to provide a behind-the-scenes account of the inner workings…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Feminism, Scholarship, Interviews
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Napper-Owen, Gloria – Quest, 2012
Amy Morris Homans had a vision that graduates of the Boston Normal School of Gymnastics and Wellesley College would make physical education a well-respected profession. The professional preparation received by her students equipped them to be educators, administrators, and future leaders of physical education. The purpose of this essay is to…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Females, Recognition (Achievement), Reputation
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Schultz, Jaime – Quest, 2011
In 2009, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) forced Caster Semenya, the women's 800-meter champion from South Africa, to submit to "gender verification tests." It took eleven months for officials to review the results of those tests and, ultimately, permit her compete again. Sports organizations, including the IAAF and…
Descriptors: Athletics, Females, Diagnostic Tests, Foreign Countries
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Wiggins, David K. – Quest, 2011
Of all the issues raised by Karla A. Henderson in her presentation, it is the intervention strategies and suggestions to improve the research dealing with African American women and physical activity and leisure pursuits that the author finds most intriguing and valuable. He could not agree more that investigators need to be aware that African…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Females, Physical Activity Level, African Americans
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Henderson, Karla A. – Quest, 2011
Research has grown in the 21st century regarding the physical activity patterns of racial and ethnic minorities. Although more is now known about some groups, disparities in health have not diminished. The purpose of this paper is to further explore the research about physical activity for African American women and suggest ways that future…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Females, Physical Activity Level, African Americans
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Lund, Jacalyn – Quest, 2010
This article presents the author's forty-fourth Amy Morris Homans commemorative lecture. In the lecture, the author offers her thoughts about the future of physical education profession and the role that this organization plays in moving educators from good to great. The conference theme draws from a book called "Good to Great" that examined why…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Organizations (Groups), Teacher Competencies
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McDowell, Jacqueline; Cunningham, George B. – Quest, 2009
The purpose of this article is to examine factors that influence how Black female athletic administrators negotiate their personal identity. Negotiation of identities is not only about what people say and do, but where and when they do it, as well as with whom they do it. Thus, it is important to identify social, personal, and organizational…
Descriptors: Social Status, Physical Activities, Females, African Americans
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Sartore, Melanie L.; Cunningham, George B. – Quest, 2009
The lesbian label exists within sport's heterosexist and heteronormative context as a means to subvert women's status, power, influence, and experiences. As such, there exists a lesbian stigma that contributes to sport's documented gender disparities. While acknowledged that some women may manage their gender and sexual identities to evade…
Descriptors: Womens Athletics, Females, Sexual Orientation, Homosexuality
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Gill, Diane L. – Quest, 2007
Integration is the key to sustaining kinesiology as an academic and professional discipline in higher education. Following the vision of Amy Morris Homans, this paper focuses on integration in three ways. First, integration of our multidisciplinary scholarship, with a clear focus on physical activity, is essential to sustaining kinesiology as a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Physical Activities, Public Service, Intellectual Disciplines
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