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ERIC Number: EJ804128
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6297
Sport Education, Critical Pedagogy, and Learning Theory: Toward an Intrinsic Justification for Physical Education and Youth Sport
Kirk, David
Quest, v58 n2 p255-264 May 2006
I argue in this paper that sport should be retained as an important part of the educational rationale for physical education. I consider Siedentop's critique of physical education and his alternative in the form of Sport Education. Siedentop's goals for youth sport and physical education and use of the work of Alisdair McIntyre are explored. It is argued that if we work to experience activities that are inherently pleasurable and intrinsically satisfying, then there is a possible future for activities such as sport. I conclude that school physical education is well placed to take up this challenge of sustaining sport as a moral practice and that the pedagogical tools already exist to do this in the form of a critical pedagogy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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