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McMullen, Jaimie; Ní Chróinín, Déirdre; Tammelin, Tuija; Pogorzelska, Malgorzata; van der Mars, Hans – Quest, 2015
Increasing physical activity opportunities in schools has emerged as a global priority among school-aged youth. As a result, many countries have designed and implemented whole-of-school physical activity initiatives that seek to increase physical activity opportunities that are available to school-aged children before, during, and after school.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Program Implementation
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Woods, Catherine B.; Mutrie, Nanette – Quest, 2012
The purpose of this paper is to outline why physical activity policy is important in terms of promoting population based increases in physical activity. The promotion of physical activity through public policy happens globally and nationally, however to be successful it should also happen at state and local levels. We outline the rationale for the…
Descriptors: Public Health, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Foreign Countries
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MacPhail, Ann; Tannehill, Deborah – Quest, 2012
The focus of this article is how to ensure (beginning) teachers' needs as practitioners are part of the discursive dialogue in physical education teacher education programs. We consider the relationship between "structure" and "agency," teachers as "change agents" and refer to "workplace learning" as we…
Descriptors: Faculty, Workplace Learning, Physical Education, Preservice Teacher Education