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ERIC Number: EJ1153541
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0272
Physical Education and Academic Achievement--Literature Review 1997-2015
Zach, Sima; Shoval, Ella; Lidor, Ronnie
Journal of Curriculum Studies, v49 n5 p703-721 2017
The purpose of this review was to organize the results of studies conducted during the last 18 years into a body of knowledge concerning the link between physical education (PE) and academic achievement (AA). Such knowledge may help in clarifying the role of PE in the schools, whose main focus is on improving the AA of the children. The term PE is used to denote those classes taught in the framework of a school curriculum in which physical activity is at the centre. The reviewed studies were divided into three categories: the "political", in which a rationale is provided for PE in mainly achievement-oriented academic schools (n = 10); the "interventionist", in which it is shown that PE given in accordance with a defined intervention programme influences AA (n = 10); and the "integrative", in which it is determined how physical activity incorporated into the daily routine of academic studies contributes to AA (n = 5). The significance of the reviewed studies in each category is discussed, as well as the advantages and limitations of the studies. Ideas for future research on the link between PE and AA are proposed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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