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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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Culpan, Ian; Stevens, Susannah – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2017
Attitudes and values (A + V) are an important component of the New Zealand physical education (PE) curriculum. These A + V have a strong synergy with the philosophy of Olympism and New Zealand is recognised as one of the few countries to link these constructs in a national curriculum statement. While these two constructs are linked, little is…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Philosophy
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Fyall, Glenn – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2017
This study investigated the beliefs of a cohort of graduating Health and Physical Education (HPE) teachers regarding their understanding of the critically oriented HPE Curriculum in Aotearoa New Zealand. In this case study research, data were gathered through a survey questionnaire and a series of semi-structured interviews as the students neared…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Health Education
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Dyson, Ben; Gordon, Barrie; Cowan, Jackie; McKenzie, Allison – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2016
Within Aotearoa/New Zealand primary schools, External Providers (EPs) have steadily increased their influence on physical education. The purpose of this study was to explore and interpret classroom teachers' perspectives of EPs in their primary school. The research team obtained questionnaire responses from 487 classroom teachers from 133…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Primary Education, Partnerships in Education
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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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Mead, Simon; Spencer, Kirsten; Kidman, Lynn – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2016
Drawing on data from semi-structured interviews with New Zealand coaches (N = 6), this study examined how video self-reflection (VSR) was perceived as a tool for learning within "on-going" coach development. This study also looked to determine the potential barriers experienced by coaches before engaging in VSR. Each participant was a…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Athletic Coaches, Reflection, Reflective Teaching
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Bruce, Judy – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2015
Service-learning (S-L) is becoming an increasingly prominent pedagogical practice within physical education teacher education (PETE) contexts [Miller, M. P., & Nendell, J. D. (Eds.). (2011). "Service-learning in physical education and related professions: A global perspective." Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett]. While numerous…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Racial Bias, Teaching Methods, Physical Education Teachers
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North, Chris – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2015
Outdoor education provides an opportunity to engage with natural environments in ways that are distinct from other physical education teacher education (PETE) courses. This research examines how pre-service teachers (PSTs) within a PETE degree experienced "environment" on an outdoor education camp. Using self-study methodology and…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Weather
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Bowes, Margot; Tinning, Richard – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2015
This paper examines a professional development and learning intervention that sought to improve teachers' understandings of, and capacities to teach, "critical evaluation" in senior school physical education (SSPE). Physical education (PE) teachers and researchers formed a professional learning community (PLC) to deliver critical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers, Physical Education, Professional Development
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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