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McGrath, Georgia; Alfrey, Laura; Jeanes, Ruth – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2017
Community development research suggests that positive partnerships and connections between groups can result in stronger, more resilient and productive communities. Despite community connections featuring increasingly at a curriculum level in countries such as Australia and New Zealand, research is only beginning to explore the nuanced processes…
Descriptors: Health Education, Physical Education, Stakeholders, Foreign Countries
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Richards, K. Andrew R.; Gordon, Barrie – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2017
Occupational socialisation theory (OST) is a dialectical approach to understanding teachers' recruitment, training, and lived experiences in school settings. Research using this model has shown that socialisation influences how physical educators interpret or "read" pedagogical models. However, this research has not been extended to the…
Descriptors: Socialization, Social Responsibility, Physical Activities, Physical Education Teachers
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Gerdin, Göran – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2016
Gard [(2008). "When a Boy's Gotta Dance: New Masculinities, Old Pleasures." "Sport, Education and Society," 13(2), 181-193], Booth [(2009). "Politics and Pleasure: The Philosophy of Physical Education Revisited." "Quest," 61(2), 133-153] and Pringle [(2010). "Finding Pleasure in Physical Education: A…
Descriptors: Males, Games, Physical Education, Masculinity
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Rogers, Hamish; Cassidy, Tania – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2015
Over the past 15 years there has been an increase in the number of secondary schools in New Zealand developing sports academies, yet there has not been a corresponding increase in the critical or empirical research investigating this phenomenon. The purpose of this article is to describe the micro-politics associated with the inception and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Athletes, Entrepreneurship
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Legge, Maureen – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2015
This article describes a case study designed to investigate some of the consequences of physical education teacher education (PETE) coursework to discern how students reinterpreted those experiences into their professional practice. In particular the article examines PETE student learning when teaching "Maori" content, "te reo…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Indigenous Knowledge
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Fitzpatrick, Katie – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2011
Health and physical education (PE) are low status, marginalised subjects in many schools internationally. However in New Zealand, Australia and elsewhere, they are concurrently credentialed and recognised senior high school options in which students can gain national qualifications. In New Zealand these subjects also tend to attract students who…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Physical Education, Ethnicity
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Bowes, Margot; Bruce, Judy – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2011
This article explores the ongoing evolution of a critical approach to teaching physical education in senior school physical education (SSPE) within a New Zealand context. The nature and development of SSPE is briefly discussed in order to contextualise a shift toward a critical pedagogy in light of recent curriculum changes that focus on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Physical Education, Critical Theory