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Philpot, Rod; Smith, Wayne – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2011
This paper reports the findings of a case-study that examined the different beliefs about the nature and purpose of physical education of beginning and graduating physical education teacher education students. Four themes emerged from the findings: "physical education as sport versus physical education as more than sport"; "the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Case Studies, Preservice Teacher Education
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Smith, Wayne; Philpot, Rod – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2011
Health and physical education teacher education (HPETE) in New Zealand has been subjected to numerous external influences and change elements in recent years. This article reflects on the impact of these influences on HPETE in our higher education institutions since the introduction of a new curriculum framework in 1993. The 1993 curriculum…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Physical Education, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries
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Smith, Wayne – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2011
In his book "Physical Education Futures" (Routledge, London) David Kirk (2010) introduces the notion of the idea of the idea of physical education, which challenges all physical educators to think more deeply and broadly about physical education as a school subject. The notion of the idea of the idea enables a "big picture"…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Critical Theory, Debate, Adoption (Ideas)