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Hochstetler, Douglas – Quest, 2012
In this article I examine the theme of wilderness through the lens of American philosopher Henry Bugbee. His conception of wilderness goes beyond the literal sense of the word to what Mooney (1999) terms "a generous space of listening, mutuality of address and presence" (p. ix). I contend that Bugbee's metaphorical expression of wilderness has…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Integrity, Work Ethic, Kinetics
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Ennis, Catherine D. – Quest, 2011
One question facing kinesiologists today is how to implement findings from research into society, in this case, physical education. In this paper I examine the role of a balanced approach to educational physical education in promoting physical activity. I argue that limiting physical education to simple tasks that encourage students to workout at…
Descriptors: Evidence, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Psychomotor Skills
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Macdonald, Doune – Quest, 2011
Globally, Physical Education (PE) carries the stamp of neoliberalism and as a field we are keen, it seems, to accrue more of the vestiges of this ideology. While neoliberal positions and practices are not necessarily harmful to the long-term interests of the field or the students we teach, indeed it may be strategic to take them up, the field…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Global Approach, Educational Change, Educational Practices
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Newell, Karl M. – Quest, 2011
Fitness and skill are embedded constructs that have been the primary foci of the field of physical education. The emphasis of one of these constructs over the other is a matter of context that cannot, given their embedding, lead to the exclusivity of one in the education "of" and "through" the physical (Williams, 1930), particularly as we seek to…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, National Standards, Influences
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Malloy, D. C.; Rossow-Kimball, B. – Quest, 2007
The purpose of this article is to explore the relevance of Plato's "Sophist" in the context of coaching. The "Sophist" dialogue focuses upon the role of the philosopher as a therapist of the soul rather than simply a conveyer or wholesaler of knowledge. This article provides a rationale for the coach to be more than a technical conveyer of skill…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Athletes, Task Analysis, Moral Development
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Chodzko-Zajko, Wojtek; Sheppard, Lisa; Senior, Jane; Park, Chae-Hee; Mockenhaupt, Robin; Bazzarre, Terry – Quest, 2005
The National Blueprint: Increasing Physical Activity Among Adults Age 50 and Older was designed to develop a national strategy for the promotion of physically active lifestyles among the mid-life and older adult population. The Blueprint identifies barriers to physical activity in the areas of research, home and community programs, medical…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Community Programs, Older Adults