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ERIC Number: EJ802067
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0273-5024
A Health Passport to Promote Children's Regular Practice of Physical Activity outside of School
Blais, Mireille
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, v27 n3 p416-433 Jul 2008
Most of the existing ecological studies have been conducted during class instructional time. The purpose of this qualitative study was to describe (a) how students (N = 102; grade 2-4) engaged in a strategy named "Health Passport" taking place mainly outside of school time and (b) how four physical education teachers held students accountable for their involvement in physical activity during a long period of time (3-7 months). An inductive approach guided the data analysis, based on observational notes, interviews, and the content of the students' Health Passport. The results indicated that children displayed five different profiles of involvement in the completion of the tasks related to their passport. Physical education teachers chose to trust students' self-management capacity instead of using a formal evaluation to hold them accountable. The experiment of the Health Passport showed that physical education teachers can put together and implement accountability strategies to support students' regular practice of physical activity at home. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada