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ERIC Number: EJ997162
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1837-7122
Challenging Stereotypes: Muslim Girls Talk about Physical Activity, Physical Education and Sport
Knez, Kelly; Macdonald, Doune; Abbott, Rebecca
Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, v3 n2 p109-122 2012
Often labelled as "problematic" within health and physical education (HPE) and sporting literature, young Muslim women's participation is frequently understood through both cultural and religious limitations seen to be placed upon them. Although these factors are negotiated by many young Muslim women, and contribute to the way in which some will understand and participate in physical activity, it would be misleading of those working within the fields of HPE and sport to assume that these are definitive, and apply to all. Through exploring the diverse ways in which eleven young, Australian Muslim women spoke about, and engaged in, physical activity, we provide a different narrative for HPE teachers and community based practitioners to both consider and draw upon in their curriculum and policy design and daily practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia