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Norman, Moss E.; Petherick, LeAnne; Garcia, Eric; Giesbrecht, Gordon; Duhamel, Todd – Sport, Education and Society, 2018
Within the Canadian context, the physical activity levels of children and youth in the after school time period has become a source of public health concern. We argue that this concern is informed by broader public health crises, in particular the "global obesity epidemic" and the closely related "global pandemic of physical…
Descriptors: Criticism, After School Education, Health Education, Active Learning
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Whatman, Susan L.; Main, Katherine – Sport, Education and Society, 2018
The youth learning re-engagement program known as the Titans Learning Centre (or TLC) is an approved alternative schooling program, developed in partnership with state education and a local National Rugby League (NRL) club, the 'Titans'. Students typically in Grade Three or Four complete a 10 week program, interacting with professional A grade NRL…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Case Studies, At Risk Students, Student Surveys
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Farias, Cláudio; Hastie, Peter Andrew; Mesquita, Isabel – Sport, Education and Society, 2017
This study was designed to examine and intervene into student behaviours to promote a democratic, inclusive and participatory focus within Sport Education. To achieve an increased understanding of and changes within student behaviours, a collaborative participatory action research methodology was applied to provide voice to students as agents of…
Descriptors: Action Research, Intervention, Educational Environment, Communities of Practice
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Drew, Debbie L.; Gore, Jennifer M. – Sport, Education and Society, 2016
International concern about "alarming" levels of childhood obesity has seen a proliferation of interventions filtering into school physical education programmes that are designed to influence children's health practices and attitudes. This article addresses one such obesity-prevention intervention, the Global Children's Challenge™, a…
Descriptors: Child Health, Obesity, Prevention, Intervention
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Figueiredo, Zenólia Christina Campos; Figueira, Janaína Esfalsini; Della Fonte, Sandra Soares; Caparróz, Francisco Eduardo – Sport, Education and Society, 2016
This study examines physical education (PE) curriculum development in an elementary school. Our goal was to understand the daily construction of a curriculum. We sought to analyse the theoretical and methodological framework and documents that a PE teacher uses each day while putting a curriculum into practice (lived curriculum). The data…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Elementary Schools
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Pang, Bonnie; Alfrey, Laura; Varea, Valeria – Sport, Education and Society, 2016
Young people with English as an Additional Language/Dialect backgrounds are often identified in public health messages and popular media as "bodies at risk" because they do not conform to the health regimens of contemporary Western societies. With increasing numbers of Chinese students in Australian schools, it is necessary to advance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Asians, Photography, English (Second Language)
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Walters, Simon R.; Payne, Deborah; Schluter, Philip J.; Thomson, Rex W. – Sport, Education and Society, 2015
The childhood years are highlighted as a crucial time when ongoing participation in physical activity can be nurtured and maintained. The nurturing of a child's proclivity to participate in organised sport normally falls into the domain of adults. While both parents and coaches have been identified as key influences on children's enjoyment of…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Student Experience, Athletics, Physical Activities
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Walseth, Kristin – Sport, Education and Society, 2015
Recent years have seen an increase in scholarly attention to minority pupils and their experience of physical education (PE). UK research identifies specific challenges related to Muslim pupils' participation in PE. In Norway, little research has been undertaken on Muslim pupils' experiences in PE, something this paper hopes to redress in part. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Muslims, Religious Cultural Groups, Religious Factors
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Elliot, Dely L.; Campbell, Theresa – Sport, Education and Society, 2015
Continuing professional development (CPD) is currently high on the Scottish Education agenda. Recent curriculum reform in Scotland, with the introduction of Curriculum for Excellence, places physical education (PE) at the forefront for its role in directly supporting learners' mental, emotional, social and physical well-being. This emphasis on PE,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Continuing Education, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers
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Burnett, Cora – Sport, Education and Society, 2015
This article reports on the "uptake" dynamics and resultant manifestations of a school-based, incentive-driven, sport-for-development programme in the South African context of poverty. The ecological systems theory of Brofenbrenner, the theory of complexity and a neo-liberal framework underpin the social constructions of local meanings…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Foreign Countries, Poverty, Elementary School Teachers
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Clark, Sheryl – Sport, Education and Society, 2015
This paper considers girls' participation in running and other outdoor physical activities in their local areas in London, UK. The paper is concerned with the operation of risk discourses in and around this participation and looks at the way that such discourses impacted on girls' opportunities to take part in physical activities that required…
Descriptors: Females, Participation, Physical Activities, Foreign Countries
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Chen, YuChun; Curtner-Smith, Matthew D. – Sport, Education and Society, 2015
Previous research had indicated that pre-service teachers (PTs) with coaching orientations reinforced sexism and masculine bias while employing the sport education (SE) model. The purpose of the current study was to examine whether or not and the degree to which SE delivered by PTs with teaching orientations served to combat or reinforce sexism…
Descriptors: Masculinity, Athletics, Case Studies, Physical Education Teachers
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Powell, Darren; Fitzpatrick, Katie – Sport, Education and Society, 2015
Current concerns about a childhood obesity crisis and children's physical activity levels have combined to justify fitness lessons as a physical education practice in New Zealand primary (elementary) schools. Researchers focused on children's understandings of fitness lessons argue that they construct fitness as a quest for an "ideal"…
Descriptors: Obesity, Child Health, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students
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O'Connor, Justen; Alfrey, Laura – Sport, Education and Society, 2015
The health and physical education (HPE) profession needs to find alternatives to its individualistic and performative focus if it is to remain relevant and meaningful for all learners. This paper presents a way of framing HPE that helps to shift the focus from the individual as autonomous decision-maker, and goes beyond sport and fitness testing…
Descriptors: Health Education, Physical Education, Athletics, Physical Fitness
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Leow, Anthony Chee Siong; Macdonald, Doune; Hay, Peter; McCuaig, Louise – Sport, Education and Society, 2014
While grappling with their traditional core business of imbuing students with official curricular knowledge, schools have simultaneously, increasing demands to take on health promotion responsibilities. This paper examines the mandated implementation of the Eat Well Be Active (EWBA) Action Plan and its subsidiary "Smart" policies in…
Descriptors: School Policy, Health Education, Eating Habits, Nutrition
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