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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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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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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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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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Severinsen, Graeme – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2014
The teaching personal and social responsibility (TPSR) in physical education (PE) has a research base dating back some years. There is significant literature pertaining to senior students, the underserved, problem youth in America, teaching responsibility in gym settings, and through PE and in special projects. At the fore-front of this literature…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Social Responsibility, Primary Education, Young Children
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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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Brown, Trent D. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2013
Arnold's dimensions of movement, commonly known as education "in, through and about" movement, serve as one of five propositions in the development of a new national curriculum document for Health and Physical Education. The purpose of this article is to examine these dimensions, before undertaking an interrogation of their usefulness in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, National Curriculum, Physical Activities
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Culpan, Ian; McBain, Sue – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2012
Olympism as a philosophical concept has been highly contested and challenged for its relevancy in a contemporary world. Some scholars argue that Olympism is simply a relic of the modern age and has little educative and/or social legitimacy. Others argue that despite the criticism and its contested nature it remains one of the most coherent and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Attitudes, Ethics, Foreign Countries
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Petrie, Kirsten – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2012
Pre-packaged curriculum resources that are purportedly designed to support teachers to deliver physical education in primary school settings have become prolific internationally. While both teachers and teacher educators use curriculum resources extensively, there has been little exploration into the effectiveness of resources in supporting…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Elementary Education, Educational Resources, Physical Education Teachers
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Philpot, Rod; Smith, Wayne – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2011
This paper reports the findings of a case-study that examined the different beliefs about the nature and purpose of physical education of beginning and graduating physical education teacher education students. Four themes emerged from the findings: "physical education as sport versus physical education as more than sport"; "the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Case Studies, Preservice Teacher Education
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