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ERIC Number: EJ1144639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1357-3322
A Contrasting Analysis of the Neo-Liberal and Socio-Critical Structural Strategies in Health and Physical Education: Reflections on the Emancipatory Agenda within and beyond the Limits of HPE
Fernández-Balboa, Juan-Miguel
Sport, Education and Society, v22 n5 p658-668 2017
Taking as a reference the previous texts in this special issue of "Sport, Education and Society," this paper contrasts a variety of structural strategies utilized by both the neoliberal and socio-critical camps in health and physical education (HPE) in order to forward their respective agendas. Moreover, it also theorizes about some possible reasons for the socio-cultural agenda's stalemate. An analysis of the articles in the special issue reveals a striking imbalance between the neoliberal and socio-critical scaffoldings with a strategies' ratio of more than seven to one in favor of the former; a key factor, it is argued, in sustaining the efficient and all-encompassing neoliberal operation. Lastly, the article provides some reflections regarding the sociocultural agenda within and beyond the limits of HPE and proposes a viable and necessary alternative.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain
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