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Sinkinson, Margaret; Burrows, Lisette – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2011
Health education in New Zealand schools has a chequered history, peppered with controversy since its inclusion as a school subject in the early nineteenth century. In this paper we examine the trials and challenges faced by health education teachers over time, pointing to the particular components of this subject that are regarded as controversial…
Descriptors: Health Education, Foreign Countries, Program Implementation, Performance Factors
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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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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