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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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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
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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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Legge, Maureen – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2011
A unique aspect of Aotearoa/New Zealand physical education is the inclusion of Maori culture in the form of te ao kori. Te ao kori translates to mean the world of movement and is represented by the interpretation of indigenous movement, games and pastimes. Participation in te ao kori means the sports-based normative frame of reference for physical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Ethnography, Preservice Teacher Education
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Ovens, Alan – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2010
The launch of New Zealand Curriculum (Ministry of Education, 2007) brings into question the future of the reforms introduced in the 1999 curriculum, Health and Physical Education in the New Zealand National Curriculum (Ministry of Education, 1999). The aim of this paper is to critique recent physical education curriculum policy in New Zealand and…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Physical Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change