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ERIC Number: EJ797190
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
What Are Middle-School Girls Looking for in Physical Education?
Gibbons, Sandra L.; Humbert, Louise
Canadian Journal of Education, v31 n1 p167-86 2008
Many young women become disillusioned with physical education in their high-school years. Mounting evidence suggests that this disillusionment starts in early adolescence. This article discusses the experiences of female students in coeducational, middle-school, physical education classes. Focus group interviews, individual interviews, and questionnaires were used to collect data. The following themes emerged: personal competence, a moving body is a healthy body, choice and variety for a lifetime, and an emerging sense of gender equity. Results provide guidance for the development of physical education curricula to gain and hold the interest of female, middle-school students. (Contains 1 table.) [Abstract provided in both English and French.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A