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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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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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Till, Jude; Ferkins, Lesley – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2014
The study examines school-based physical activity in investigating teachers' perceptions of a physical activity-related professional development (PD) intervention in New Zealand primary schools. Eighteen semi-structured interviews with six teachers from two schools was the primary data collection method. Using a selected programme, teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Faculty Development, Intervention
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Rodriguez, Lena; McDonald, Brent – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2013
In Australia and New Zealand recognition of Polynesians is almost exclusively defined by their physicality. Sought after for size and strength on the sporting field, excellence in sport is arguably regarded as a life goal in itself. This paper will examine how this situation arose and the implications for Polynesians living in Australia. For a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Pacific Islanders, Athletics