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Clark, Sheryl – Sport, Education and Society, 2015
This paper considers girls' participation in running and other outdoor physical activities in their local areas in London, UK. The paper is concerned with the operation of risk discourses in and around this participation and looks at the way that such discourses impacted on girls' opportunities to take part in physical activities that required…
Descriptors: Females, Participation, Physical Activities, Foreign Countries
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Chen, YuChun; Curtner-Smith, Matthew D. – Sport, Education and Society, 2015
Previous research had indicated that pre-service teachers (PTs) with coaching orientations reinforced sexism and masculine bias while employing the sport education (SE) model. The purpose of the current study was to examine whether or not and the degree to which SE delivered by PTs with teaching orientations served to combat or reinforce sexism…
Descriptors: Masculinity, Athletics, Case Studies, Physical Education Teachers
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Domangue, Elizabeth A.; Solmon, Melinda A. – Sport, Education and Society, 2012
The ways in which students make sense of the gendered fitness expectations found in a norm-referenced fitness testing program (i.e. President's challenge physical fitness test) were the focus of this study. Participants were 18 fifth grade students who completed fitness tests in their physical education classes. They were interviewed using a…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Fitness, Ideology, Grade 5
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Mowling, Claire M.; Brock, Sheri J.; Hastie, Peter A. – Sport, Education and Society, 2011
This study examines 12 grade five elementary school students' attitudes and beliefs concerning personal and social responsibility in physical education. Factors used to identify students' attitudes and beliefs were initially divided into the six levels of Hellison's Taking Personal and Social Responsibility Model (TPSR), namely: irresponsibility,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Research Needs, Physical Education