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McEvoy, Eileen; Heikinaro-Johansson, Pilvikki; MacPhail, Ann – Sport, Education and Society, 2017
The aim of this paper was to gain an understanding of the views of a group of physical education teacher educators on the purpose(s) of school physical education and whether, how and why these views have changed over time. Semi-structured individual interviews were carried out with thirteen physical education teacher educators; a fourteenth…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes
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Vandermeerschen, Hanne; Vos, Steven; Scheerder, Jeroen – Sport, Education and Society, 2015
Sport is often considered as a promising instrument for reaching a wide array of policy objectives. Social inclusion is one of the goals frequently mentioned. Though one can argue about the feasibility of the many claims made, sport can only reasonably be expected to play a role if the targeted population is effectively taking part in sports. This…
Descriptors: Athletics, Clubs, Children, Adolescents
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Theeboom, Marc; De Knop, Paul; Wylleman, Paul – Sport, Education and Society, 2008
Notwithstanding the lack of empirical support for its positive socio-psychological effects, numerous educators and welfare workers make use of martial arts in their work with socially vulnerable youth. Using qualitative methodology, the aims, approaches and personal experiences were analysed of teachers and co-ordinators involved in specific…
Descriptors: Athletics, Disadvantaged Youth, Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness
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Huts, Kristof; De Knop, Paul; Theeboom, Marc – Sport, Education and Society, 2005
This paper reports the findings of a qualitative study evaluating the social quality of school physical education in Flanders. Drawing on a nine-question survey, it explores the expectations and experiences of 124 respondents from different social, educational and workforce agencies and organisations with regard to important objectives of high…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Expectation, Educational Quality, Caring
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Scheerder, Jeroen; Taks, Marijke; Vanreusel, Bart; Renson, Roland – Sport, Education and Society, 2005
Three issues are put forward with respect to the active participation of young people in leisure-time sports styles. It is considered (a) whether sports participation styles can be detected over the last three decades, (b) whether they have changed in this period of time, and (c) whether traditional parameters understood as structuring and…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Student Participation, Trend Analysis, Foreign Countries