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Kilborn, Michelle; Lorusso, Jenna; Francis, Nancy – European Physical Education Review, 2016
There has been much international concern about the present and future status of school physical education. Recent research has employed surveys or case studies to examine the status of physical education but there is a dearth of in-depth physical education curriculum document analysis. The aim of this study is to contribute to the international…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Curriculum Design, Outcomes of Education
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Fletcher, Tim – European Physical Education Review, 2012
Shaping a professional identity is an important process in learning to teach. Case studies of Natasha and Julia, two pre-service elementary classroom teachers, were analysed to explore how they developed identities for teaching physical education during a pre-service teacher education programme. By critically analysing their physical education…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Case Studies
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Mandigo, James; Holt, Nicholas; Anderson, Andy; Sheppard, Joanna – European Physical Education Review, 2008
The objectives of this study were (a) to examine students' motivational experiences arising from their participation in games lessons based on autonomy-supportive strategies; and (b) to examine the interaction between boys' and girls' motivational experiences across different categories of games. A total of 759 students (380 F, 379 M) from 37…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Games, Personal Autonomy, Gender Differences
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Cairney, John; Hay, John; Mandigo, James; Wade, Terrance; Faught, Brent E.; Flouris, Andreas – European Physical Education Review, 2007
Children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) are less likely to enjoy participating in physical education (PE) than children without motor coordination difficulties. However, no studies have attempted to quantify this relationship or examine potentially modifiable mediating variables. Using a large sample (N = 590) of children (aged 9…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Psychomotor Skills, Comparative Analysis