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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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Barker, D.; Barker-Ruchti, N.; Gerber, M.; Gerlach, E.; Sattler, S.; Pühse, U. – Sport, Education and Society, 2014
While understanding young people has never been easy, migration trends make it increasingly difficult. Many classrooms have become culturally heterogeneous and teachers are often faced with pupils with diverse linguistic and cultural heritages. Current scholarship suggests that as a discipline, physical education has not adapted to this diversity.…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Experience, Migrant Children, Youth Opportunities
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Holman, Margery J.; Johnson, Jay; Lucier, Mary-Kaye – Sport, Education and Society, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceptions of girls and boys about the effects that body-based harassment would have on girls' eating habits and engagement in physical activity. Five scenarios were read to focus groups comprised of 12- to 14-year-old students in grades 7 and 8. Each scenario represented behaviours that fall…
Descriptors: Human Body, Eating Habits, Life Style, Females
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Barker, Dean M.; Barker-Ruchti, Natalie; Puhse, Uwe – Sport, Education and Society, 2013
In this paper we illustrate how ways of thinking about ethics are tied up with sport and physical education practice and introduce an alternative approach that can help to develop ethical pedagogies. We begin by locating socio-moral education in physical education within historical and contemporary pedagogical scholarship. Our argument is that the…
Descriptors: Ethics, Physical Education, Athletics, Ethical Instruction