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Petrie, Kirsten; Devcich, Joel; Fitzgerald, Hayley – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: In Aotearoa New Zealand, as it is internationally, there is a desire to ensure physical education is inclusive of all students regardless of their abilities. Yet, medical discourses associated with disability continue to position students who are perceived as not having the capacity to participate fully in traditional physical…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Inclusion, Disabilities, Action Research
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Ferry, Magnus – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: During the socialization process when becoming a physical education (PE) teacher, the knowledge, perceptions and expectations of what it means to work as a teacher are developed. In this socialization, the initial acculturation phase is shown to be of the most importance, since individual PE teachers' experiences during this phase are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching (Occupation)
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Munk, Mette; Agergaard, Sine – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: For years researchers have been engaged in revealing the impact of the hidden curriculum in physical education (PE) on students' participation and non-participation. The hidden PE curriculum encompasses the knowledge, the relations, the assumptions, the norms and the beliefs that students unconsciously and unintentionally learn through…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Participation, Hidden Curriculum, Student Attitudes
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Bertills, Karin; Granlund, Mats; Dahlström, Örjan; Augustine, Lilly – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Students with disability show an increasing incidence of school failure. Quality teaching and appropriate support may foster high self-efficacy, a predictive factor for successful school outcomes. Physical Education (PE) can provide students with a context in which self-efficacy and participation are promoted leading to improved…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Physical Education, Self Efficacy, Secondary School Students
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Wainwright, Nalda; Goodway, Jackie; Whitehead, Margaret; Williams, Andy; Kirk, David – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: The Foundation Phase in Wales is a play-based curriculum for pupils aged 3-7 years old. Children learn through more holistic areas of learning in place of traditional subjects. As such, the subject of physical education in its traditional form no longer exists for pupils under the age of 7 in Wales. In light of the role of physical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Physical Education, Literacy
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Centeio, Erin E.; Somers, Cheryl L.; Moore, E. Whitney G.; Kulik, Noel; Garn, Alex; Martin, Jeffrey; McCaughtry, Nate – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Purpose: Given the recent push to increase children's physical activity levels through whole-of-school approaches, the relationship between physical activity and academic achievement has received much attention. Therefore, this study sought to understand the relationship between academic achievement and healthy school transformations in urban…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Correlation, Holistic Approach, Health Promotion
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Haerens, L.; Vansteenkiste, M.; De Meester, A.; Delrue, J.; Tallir, I.; Vande Broek, G.; Goris, W.; Aelterman, N. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: According to Self-Determination Theory, teachers and sport coaches can differ in the motivating style they rely upon to motivate young people. When endorsing an autonomy-supportive motivating style, instructors try to identify, vitalize, and nurture youngsters' inner motivational resources. In contrast, instructors with a dominant…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Athletes, Physical Education, Motivation Techniques
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Gerdin, Göran; Larsson, Håkan – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Pleasure is often a key feature of school physical education (PE) and, indeed, a lot of students find pleasure in and through PE while others do not. However, pleasure is rarely considered to be of educational value in the subject [Pringle, R. (2010). "Finding Pleasure in Physical Education: A Critical Examination of the Educative…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Males, Power Structure, Secondary School Students
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Llobet-Martí, Bernat; López-Ros, Víctor; Vila, Ignasi – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: The social constructivist perspective emphasises that learning is a process of self-construction of knowledge in a social context. Game-centred approaches, such as teaching games for understanding, have been used in accordance with this perspective. The process of transferring learning responsibility takes place when the learner is…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Physical Education, Student Responsibility, Novices
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Gu, Xiangli; Chen, Yu-Lin; Jackson, Allen W.; Zhang, Tao – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: School physical education (PE) programs provide a prime environment for interventions that attempt to develop school-aged children's motor competence and overall physical fitness, while also stimulating competence motivation to engage in physical activity during childhood. It is generally recognized that a pedometer-based intervention…
Descriptors: Intervention, Student Motivation, Goal Orientation, Physical Activities
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Hastie, Peter A.; Johnson, Jerraco L.; Rudisill, Mary E. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: The template for the current study was the project conducted by Rosenthal [1973. "An Ecological Study of Free Play in the Nursery School." Doctoral diss., Wayne State University] where she investigated the attraction and holding power of various learning centres during free play in a naturalistic preschool setting.…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Child Care Centers
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Devís-Devís, José; Pereira-García, Sofía; López-Cañada, Elena; Pérez-Samaniego, Víctor; Fuentes-Miguel, Jorge – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: School is one of the primary settings where non-gender conformer children and adolescents emerge as vulnerable groups at high risk of suffering violence and harassment. Within schooling contexts, embodied experiences in physical education (PE) may become particularly problematic for trans students. However, there is little research…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Secondary School Students, Sexual Identity, Social Bias
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Landi, Dillon – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Physical education has historically been a repressive place for queer persons. Since physical education spaces are predominantly heteronormative, research on sexual identity management has shown lesbian teachers often try to "pass" as straight or distance themselves from their sexualities. There has been no research to date…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Physical Education Teachers
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Ovens, Alan; Flory, Sara B.; Sutherland, Sue; Philpot, Rod; Walton-Fisette, Jennifer L.; Hill, Joanne; Phillips, Sharon; Flemons, Michelle – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: For over four decades, there have been calls for physical education (PE) and physical education teacher education (PETE) to address social inequality and foster social justice. Yet, as numerous studies demonstrate, attempts to educate for social justice in PETE are infrequent and rarely comprehensive. This raises the question why it…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Social Justice
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Shelley, Karen; McCuaig, Louise – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: An emerging body of Physical Education scholarship is addressing the challenge of preparing Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) students to enact a socio-critically informed Health Education [Leahy, D., and L. McCuaig. 2014. "Disrupting the Field: Teacher Education in Health Education." In "Health Education:…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Social Justice
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