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ERIC Number: EJ1091834
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-8981
Weight Bias in Schools and How Physical Educators Can Assist in Its Demise
Ehlert, Chris; Marston, Rip; Fontana, Fabio; Waldron, Jennifer
Physical Educator, v72 n3 2015
One of the unfortunate side effects of the current global obesity pandemic is an increasing anti-fat bias toward overweight and obese individuals. The teaching profession is not immune from having its members included in the ranks of those possessing negative stereotypes associated with overweight or obese individuals. We provide the reader with a literature review of the bias held by individuals within society, provide the relationship of the bias to bullying, and suggest several avenues physical educators can explore in assisting to diminish the bias and its effects.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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