ERIC Number: EJ843994
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
Meaningful Participation of Girls in Senior Physical Education Courses
Gibbons, Sandra L.
Canadian Journal of Education, v32 n2 p222-244 2009
The purpose of this investigation was to gain insight into the features of 32 senior physical education courses from 22 school districts in British Columbia that have successfully maintained high enrollments of female students. Analysis of course outlines, interviews with teachers, and student questionnaires were used to collect data. The following themes emerged: (a) focus on lifetime physical activities, (b) student involvement in course development, (c) authentic assessment, (d) gender as a course design feature, (e) value added options, and (f) positive and respectful class environment. Findings offer considerations for the design of physical education courses to address the learning needs of female high school students.
Descriptors: Physical Education, High School Students, Females, Student Participation, Elective Courses, Course Content, Student Needs, Physical Activities, Curriculum Development, Performance Based Assessment, Classroom Environment, Womens Education, Student Attitudes, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 11; Grade 12; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada