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Barber, Wendy – Sport, Education and Society, 2018
This paper identifies and explores emergent themes in inclusive PE in the specific context of pre-service teacher preparation programs. Fully inclusive PE encompasses four areas: knowledge and curricula related to ability and disability, teacher attitudes, pre-service teacher education and a reframing of our understandings of multiple perspectives…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Inclusion
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Norman, Moss E.; Petherick, LeAnne; Garcia, Eric; Giesbrecht, Gordon; Duhamel, Todd – Sport, Education and Society, 2018
Within the Canadian context, the physical activity levels of children and youth in the after school time period has become a source of public health concern. We argue that this concern is informed by broader public health crises, in particular the "global obesity epidemic" and the closely related "global pandemic of physical…
Descriptors: Criticism, After School Education, Health Education, Active Learning
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Denison, Jim; Mills, Joseph P.; Konoval, Timothy – Sport, Education and Society, 2017
Be empowering. Be athlete-centered. Be autonomy supportive. These are three related topics currently being promoted by sport psychologists and sport pedagogists in an effort to recognize athletes' unique qualities and developmental differences and make coaching more holistic and coaches more considerate. This has led us to ask, how likely are such…
Descriptors: Athletes, Athletics, Athletic Coaches, Foreign Countries
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Casey, Ashley; Fletcher, Tim – Sport, Education and Society, 2017
In many professions there are qualifications to gain and professional standards to achieve. Lawyers pass the bar and doctors pass their boards. In academic life the equivalent is a doctorate, closely followed by a profile of peer-reviewed publication. To hold a doctoral degree is the common requirement to become "academic" but does it…
Descriptors: Standards, Doctoral Degrees, College Faculty, Teacher Qualifications
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Owens, Robert E.; LeBlanc, Roger G.; Brown, Pam K. – Sport, Education and Society, 2016
In this article, the authors borrow from anti-oppressive education theory for its potential to disrupt how students visually conceive sporting bodies and to problematize the teaching and learning of these bodies within undergraduate physical education (PE) programs. Fourteen photo stories produced by students enrolled in PE programs at two…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Athletics, Athletes, Human Body
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Jachyra, Patrick; Fusco, Caroline – Sport, Education and Society, 2016
In 2010 the Provincial Government of Ontario, Canada introduced a new play-based learning curriculum. Educational stakeholders (i.e. teachers, early childhood educators and student teachers) have been charged with the task of implementing the play-based curriculum, which upholds children's fundamental right to play, as a means to health and…
Descriptors: Well Being, Playground Activities, Play, Educational Policy
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Hayhurst, Lyndsay M. C.; Giles, Audrey R.; Wright, Jan – Sport, Education and Society, 2016
This paper uses transnational postcolonial feminist participatory action research (TPFPAR) to examine two sport for development and peace (SDP) initiatives that focus on Indigenous young women residing in urban areas, one in Vancouver, Canada, and one in Perth, Australia. We examine how SDP programs that target urban Indigenous young women and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Urban Areas, Indigenous Populations
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Wood, Zach C.; Garn, Alex C. – Sport, Education and Society, 2016
Coed sport environments can be paradoxical settings where pre-existing gender biases influence participants' enjoyment and success. Furthermore, gendered messages and stereotypes as well as low expectations for females within coed sports can create participation barriers by reducing feelings of confidence and performance. Within university…
Descriptors: Athletics, Athletes, Gender Differences, College Athletics
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Dionigi, Rylee A.; Horton, Sean; Baker, Joseph – Sport, Education and Society, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to examine the talk of older athletes, with particular focus on how the context of sport helps them negotiate the ageing process. It draws on personal stories provided by 44 World Masters Games competitors (23 women; 21 men; aged 56-90 years; "M" = 72). Four themes emerged: "There's no such thing as…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Older Adults, Athletics, Participation
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Douglas, Delia D.; Halas, Joannie M. – Sport, Education and Society, 2013
In this paper, we draw attention to the profound lack of racial diversity as well as the prevalence of whiteness within Canadian faculties of Kinesiology and Physical Education. In support of our argument that there exists an immediate need for equity programming within physical education in higher education, we present the results from two…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Social Bias, Whites, Physical Education
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Shea, Jennifer M.; Beausoleil, Natalie – Sport, Education and Society, 2012
In this article, we challenge dominant health and fitness discourses which stress individual responsibility in the attainment of these statuses. We examine the results of an empirical study exploring how a group of 15 Canadian immigrant youth, aged 12-17, discursively construct notions of health and fitness. Qualitative data were collected through…
Descriptors: Feminism, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries, Immigrants
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Millington, Brad; Vertinsky, Patricia; Boyle, Ellexis; Wilson, Brian – Sport, Education and Society, 2008
Our paper illustrates how males of Chinese descent in British Columbia (BC) have historically been victims of overt and subtle forms of discrimination, and describes how racism is and was integrally linked to notions of class, gender and the body. Highlighted in our historical overview are issues around race and masculinity for Chinese males as…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Gender Discrimination
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Gard, Michael – Sport, Education and Society, 2006
This paper examines the meaning of ability in the context of dance education, in part, via the lens of aesthetic education, a reasonably well-developed body of ideas, and asks what it means to be "aesthetically able". While aesthetic education tends to focus on aesthetic appreciation, it does also deal with a person's capacity to respond…
Descriptors: Ability, Aesthetics, Dance Education, Aesthetic Education
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Taylor, Tracy; Doherty, Alison – Sport, Education and Society, 2005
This paper explores the perceived benefits and challenges of sport, recreation and physical education participation of culturally diverse adolescent girls and boys who are recent arrivals to Canada. The aim of the research was to further our understanding of the attitudes and experiences of English as a second language (ESL) students. Following…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries, Recreation