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Pushkarenko, Kyle; Causgrove Dunn, Janice; Wohlers, Brendan – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2021
Although inclusion is a fundamental tenet of physical literacy (PL), its applicability and inclusivity related to individuals experiencing disability has been assumed but is not well understood. The purpose of this article is to gain a better understanding of the literature pertaining to the inclusiveness of PL for individuals experiencing…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Multiple Literacies, Disabilities, Physical Activities
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Dudley, Dean; Dean, Hayley; Cairney, John; Van Bergen, Penny – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2021
While numerous studies have highlighted the benefits of physical activity on cognitive health, learning, and executive function, maintaining physical activity throughout one's life lies with the acquisition of physical literacy. This article examines how the process of cognitive learning attributed to physical literacy can be understood in light…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Literacy, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level
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Warner, Marika; Robinson, Jackie; Heal, Bryan; Lloyd, Jennifer; Mandigo, James; Lennox, Bess; Davenport Huyer, Larkin – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2021
Regular physical activity significantly improves health outcomes, yet rates of childhood physical activity remain alarmingly low. Physical literacy has been identified as the foundation for quality physical education, suggesting that sport, education, and public health interventions should seek to increase physical literacy to promote physical…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Child Development, Day Camp Programs, Children
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Sum, Raymond Kim-Wai; Whitehead, Margaret – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2021
This article argues that ancient Chinese Tao ("The Way") philosophy--which can be traced back more than two thousand years--can explain the essence and philosophy of physical literacy. The motivation, confidence, physical competence, and knowledge and understanding that are needed to value and take responsibility for engagement in…
Descriptors: Religion, Philosophy, Asian Culture, Literacy
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Essiet, Inimfon Aniema; Salmon, Jo; Lander, Natalie J.; Duncan, Michael J.; Eyre, Emma L. J.; Barnett, Lisa M. – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2021
Physical literacy serves as the foundation for several skills or attributes needed for lifelong physical activity participation. Based on its connection to physical activity, physical literacy has been associated with a wide variety of positive health outcomes. While research suggests that teachers play a crucial role in fostering children's…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Physical Activities, Literacy, Measures (Individuals)
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Gleddie, Douglas L.; Morgan, Andrew – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2021
This article aims to propose a theoretical framework, based on the literature, that supports the growth of students' physical literacy in physical education. The framework features a trained educator who seeks to establish a positive climate for learning based on the creation of a positive culture of movement. It features meaningful student…
Descriptors: Literacy, Physical Education, Transformative Learning, Integrated Curriculum
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Buckler, E. Jean; Puterman, Eli; Faulkner, Guy E. – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2021
The early years are critical for physical literacy (PL) and physical activity (PA). With increasing numbers of children attending early childhood education and care (ECEC), educators play a significant role in childhood development and may influence young children's PL journey. Educators receive minimal training in PL and PA, but receive…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Education, Training
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Sum, Raymond Kim-Wai; Morgan, Kevin; Ma, Margo Man-Sum; Choi, Siu-Ming – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2021
The purpose of this article is to explore the influence of a customized continuing professional development (PE-CPD) programme on PE teachers' perceived physical literacy and efficacy beliefs in Hong Kong. Individual and focus group interviews were conducted to gain an in-depth understanding of the participants' CPD experiences and to explore the…
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Professional Development, Program Effectiveness, Individualized Instruction
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Martins, João; Onofre, Marcos; Mota, João; Murphy, Chris; Repond, Rose-Marie; Vost, Helen; Cremosini, Bruno; Svrdlim, Andjelko; Markovic, Mojca; Dudley, Dean – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2021
This paper addresses the inadequate understanding of the concept of physical literacy (PL), often originating from complex terminology and philosophical language used in the current literature, that discourages non-native English-speaking professionals from engaging deeper into the subject. Specifically, this scoping review seeks to identify…
Descriptors: Literacy, Definitions, Physical Education, Cognitive Processes
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St. John, Laura; Dudley, Dean; Cairney, John – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2021
By using children with developmental coordination disorder as a case study, the current study examines how several core domains of physical literacy interact and change over time in relation to enjoyment of physical education. Data from 2278 children (5% identified as probable development coordination disorder) were collected across six time…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Developmental Disabilities, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Childrens Attitudes
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Rizvi, Fazal; Savage, Glenn C.; Quay, John; Acquaro, Daniela; Sallis, Richard J. T.; Sobhani, Nima – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2020
This article examines the ways in which the International Baccalaureate's Learner Profile is interpreted and enacted in three different national settings. Using the data collected from a comparative study of the Learner Profile in nine International Baccalaureate schools in India, Hong Kong, and Australia, the article problematizes the widely held…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Advanced Placement Programs, Student Characteristics, Profiles
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Vanner, Catherine; Kovinthan Levi, Thursica; Akseer, Spogmai – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2020
Primary school textbooks can provide space for learning about peace and inclusion but can also reinforce messages of inequality and division. This article describes a thematic analysis of South Sudan's textbooks for pupils in Grade 4 Social Studies, English, and Christian Religious Education. The analysis uses a conceptual framework that positions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Textbook Content
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Lee, Seungah S. – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2020
Global citizenship education (GCED) has gained attention in academic and popular discourse as a vehicle for building a more peaceful and sustainable world. This article asks how various aspects of GCED have been present in textbooks cross-nationally over time. Based on a longitudinal dataset of over 600 social science textbooks from around the…
Descriptors: Global Education, Citizenship Education, Textbook Content, Social Sciences
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Jeffery, Jill V.; van Beuningen, Catherine – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2020
Across the globe, linguistically heterogeneous populations increasingly define school systems at the same time that developing the ability to communicate cross-culturally is becoming essential for internationalized economies. While these trends seem complimentary, they often appear in paradoxical opposition as represented in the content and…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Language Usage, Cultural Awareness, Language Skills
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Kubow, Patricia K. – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2020
Jordan, along with Lebanon, has the greatest influx of Syrian refugees in the world. To address the issue of overcrowding in schools, a double-shift system operates in Jordan, whereby Jordanian students receive schooling in the morning; and Syrian and other refugee students, in the afternoon. The purpose of this article is to examine the social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Educational Environment, School Schedules
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