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ERIC Number: EJ1013380
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Eliminating Barriers to Physical Activity: Using Cultural Negotiation and Competence
Culp, Brian
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v26 n3 p35-40 2013
Physical and sport educators who incorporate cultural negotiation acknowledge that their teaching, routines, and plans for learning encompass a cultural act. In today's society, culture-free teaching or learning is nonexistent. Education is woven into the fabric of nearly every group; therefore, recognizing the impact of cultural norms on the process of teaching and learning is vital to the promotion of lifelong physical activity. This article suggests that cultural negotiation has validity as it allows for physical and sport educators, regardless of background, to be knowledgeable about the students with whom they work as they create inclusive environments for physical activity. Although it can be highly personal, this means of enhanced teaching brings fuller meaning to content. In turn, youth are empowered to make choices that have meaning while respecting differences that they will encounter in their lives. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A