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Petrie, Kirsten; Penney, Dawn; Fellows, Sam – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2014
Internationally, recent research has indicated that the health and physical education (HPE) curriculum has become at least to some extent "an open market", with rapid growth in the number of external providers and diversity of resources targeted towards schools and teachers. This research acknowledges that the programmes and instruction…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Education, Physical Education, Outsourcing
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Dyson, Ben; Gordon, Barrie; Cowan, Jackie – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2011
Physical education has historically held an important place as an identified learning area within the wider New Zealand curriculum. While consistently present, the way that physical education has been conceptualised and implemented has evolved and changed over time. This paper considers the changes that have occurred in the teaching of physical…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Foreign Countries, Change Strategies, Educational Change
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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