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Schinke, Robert J.; Middleton, Thierry; Petersen, Brennan; Kao, Sanfu; Lefebvre, Deborah; Habra, Bahaa – Quest, 2019
There are varied approaches that have been used in sport for development (SFD) projects. This article is focused on the move by sport and exercise psychology researchers toward community-based SFD projects where marginalized groups are centralized. The authors have chosen two of their projects to exemplify different approaches to SFD. An initial…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Foreign Countries, Exercise, Sport Psychology
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Garratt, Dean; Kumar, Simon – Quest, 2019
This article examines the complex but seldom articulated relationship of primary physical education, citizenship, and social justice. We argue that to conflate physical "activity" and sport with physical "education" in unacknowledged ways may serve to perpetuate the status quo. More significantly, the current emphasis on…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Citizenship, Social Justice, Physical Activities
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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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Richards, K. Andrew R.; Washburn, Nicholas; Carson, Russell L.; Hemphill, Michael A. – Quest, 2017
While stress has always been present in the teaching profession, recent trends such as standardized testing and school and teacher accountability may be making teachers' work more stressful. Teacher satisfaction research has emerged as a popular lens through which to understand how teachers experience their work. This scoping review sought to…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Job Satisfaction, Educational Research, Periodicals
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Lim, Seungyup; Love, Adam; Lim, Hyun-Chin – Quest, 2015
This article presents a biographical overview of Minseok Ahn's career, specifically highlighting his role as a public sport sociologist. Notably, Ahn has spent time as a student activist, worked as a physical education teacher, served as a scholar with a university appointment, and held office in the South Korean National Assembly. Throughout his…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Biographies, Athletics
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Whitley, Meredith A.; Forneris, Tanya; Barker, Bryce – Quest, 2015
Many community-based sport and physical activity programs take a positive youth development approach when operating in underserved communities around the world (Forneris, Whitley, & Barker, 2013). However, one of the biggest challenges for these programs is sustainability (Lindsey, 2008). The purpose of this article is to present the 3…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Athletics, Physical Activities
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Jurbala, Paul – Quest, 2015
Physical literacy has become an increasingly influential concept in the past few decades, and is being woven into education, sport, and recreation policy and practice, particularly in Canada. The term is based on a metaphor that likens movement fluency to language literacy. Use of a metaphoric rather than a theoretical foundation has enabled…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Literacy
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McMullen, Jaimie; Ní Chróinín, Déirdre; Tammelin, Tuija; Pogorzelska, Malgorzata; van der Mars, Hans – Quest, 2015
Increasing physical activity opportunities in schools has emerged as a global priority among school-aged youth. As a result, many countries have designed and implemented whole-of-school physical activity initiatives that seek to increase physical activity opportunities that are available to school-aged children before, during, and after school.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Program Implementation
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Yli-Piipari, Sami – Quest, 2014
The Finnish education system has received worldwide attention due to the top academic performance of Finnish school students. Physical education, as an integral part of the Finnish education curriculum, potentially contributes to the overall success. The purpose of this article is to summarize Finnish physical education reform during the past…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness
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Camiré, Martin – Quest, 2014
Millions of high school student-athletes in North America practice sport, and national federations communicate through their mission statements that this fosters student-athletes' positive development. The purpose of the current study was to review the recent literature to examine whether the educational claims made for youth development in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescent Development, High School Students, Athletics
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Ding, Haiyong; Li, Youqiang; Wu, Xueping – Quest, 2014
The purpose of this article is to describe published scholarly and research work to determine the extent to which they contributed to the physical education reform during 2000-2010 in China. Using an analytical reasoning approach, we analyzed 730 scholarly articles on K-12 physical education published in the 6 top kinesiology scholarly journals.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Research Projects, Educational Change
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Whitley, Meredith A.; Forneris, Tanya; Barker, Bryce – Quest, 2014
In recent years, underserved communities have received much attention within the field of positive youth development (PYD). While there are an increasing number of opportunities for underserved youth to join PYD-based programs, there is growing concern surrounding the lack of critical evaluation of these programs (Kidd, 2008). Unfortunately, there…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Youth Programs, Adolescent Development, Trust (Psychology)
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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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Armour, Kathleen; Harris, Jo – Quest, 2013
This article argues for a new direction in research on health education within physical education (PE). Governments are increasingly looking to schools as a convenient form of public health investment. PE is implicated in health because of its core focus on physical activity, but there is little evidence to suggest that PE improves health…
Descriptors: Evidence, Health Education, Public Health, Physical Education
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