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ERIC Number: EJ945578
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1356-336X
School Culture Meets Sport: A Case Study in New Zealand
Burrows, Lisette; McCormack, Jaleh
European Physical Education Review, v17 n3 p301-312 Oct 2011
This article draws on ethnographic work undertaken with 21 students and several members of staff at an elite girls' school in New Zealand to investigate the relation between school culture, pedagogical practices and discourses of physical education and school sport. It explores what and who contours the participation of these young women in sport, both within and outside of the school gates. The article interrogates the values young women ascribe to sport and physical education in the context of their shared commitment to achieving academic success, and suggests that government policy agendas and imperatives around Physical Education and sport are not necessarily changing pedagogical practices. Rather, the school's desire to turn out well-rounded, balanced and successful young women drives the school's commitment to affording young women multiple opportunities and resources to participate in sport and recreation within the school gates. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand