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ERIC Number: EJ909371
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1356-336X
Playing a Political Game and Playing for Position: Policy and Curriculum Development in Health and Physical Education
Penney, Dawn
European Physical Education Review, v14 n1 p33-49 Feb 2008
This paper addresses prospective policy relationships between health and physical education (HPE) and contemporary education policies. It specifically explores the opportunities and challenges that contemporary education discourses present for policy and curriculum development in HPE. Contemporary education discourses of lifelong learning, learning communities, personalized learning, inclusivity and excellence are critically analysed in relation to policy and curriculum development in HPE. It is contended that these discourses present a potentially strong focus for advocacy and that their adoption may be an astute political move for HPE. Recent curriculum development in senior physical education in Western Australia is used to illustrate the scope for the discourses to be embedded in curricula and for HPE to thereby be seen to firmly connect with key education agendas. (Contains 6 notes and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia