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Williams, Shaun Peter; Bush, Anthony James – Sport, Education and Society, 2019
Collaborative action learning was undertaken in response to the growing criticisms of formal coach education. Since it is strongly felt that we can no longer merely commentate on what is not happening in terms of coach learning, a key requirement now is to demonstrate there are other options. The Coach Learning and Development (CLAD) programme was…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Criticism, Athletic Coaches, Learning Processes
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Stirrup, Julie – Sport, Education and Society, 2019
Qualitative research is an inherently complex landscape which continually presents researchers with difficult, ethically challenging dilemmas. This paper foregrounds some of those challenges, experienced during a qualitative research study which focused on preschool children's opportunities to access different forms of play in early year education…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Preschool Children, Barriers, Research Methodology
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Stirrup, Julie – Sport, Education and Society, 2018
Policy agendas for early childhood education in the UK as in many countries elsewhere are driven by expectations that play will impact positively on a child's educational attainment, health and well-being. This paper focuses on health knowledge, social class and cultural reproduction within early year education in England, looking specifically at…
Descriptors: Exercise Physiology, Physical Health, Social Influences, Cultural Influences
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Devine, Cathy – Sport, Education and Society, 2018
The three British Sports Councils are instrumental in developing the policy landscape for sport and physical education (PE). They aspire to equality between the sexes in 'sport and physical recreation' (SPR), in keeping with their Royal Charters [Sport England. (1996/2009). "Royal Charter of English Sports Council (Sport England)."…
Descriptors: Athletics, Recreational Activities, Physical Education, Gender Differences
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Herold, Frank; Waring, Michael – Sport, Education and Society, 2018
This study explores the role of school and university partnership teams in the professional development of physical education (PE) pre-service teachers (PSTs) during their one year Postgraduate Certificate in Education course in England. The paper focuses on the key influences and processes that impacted on PST subject knowledge development. An…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Preservice Teachers, Partnerships in Education, Professional Development
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Dowling, Fiona; Flintoff, Anne – Sport, Education and Society, 2018
Analyses of curricula in a range of countries show how they tend to reinforce, rather than challenge, popular theories of racism. To date, we know little about the contribution of physical education (PE) curriculum policy to the overall policy landscape. This paper examines the construction of race and racism in two national contexts (Norway and…
Descriptors: Race, Physical Education, Educational Policy, Critical Theory
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Scraton, Sheila – Sport, Education and Society, 2018
This article explores how our understandings of gender and Physical Education (PE) have developed since the publication of "Shaping Up to Womanhood" in 1992. I reflect back on my research which, using qualitative methodology and a socialist feminist lens, explored dominant gender relations in the teaching of girls' PE in English…
Descriptors: Feminism, Gender Differences, Females, Physical Education
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Metcalfe, Sarah – Sport, Education and Society, 2018
Participation in sport and Physical Education (PE) has historically been heavily gendered, and the glorification of masculinity and sporting prowess is viewed as a potentially negative influence on participation for both males and females. This paper explores male and female experiences of sport and PE to grasp how the field of physical culture…
Descriptors: Athletics, Physical Education, Gender Differences, Cultural Influences
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Wellard, Ian; Secker, Michelle – Sport, Education and Society, 2017
It could be claimed that the priority of any Government should be to look after the interests of the public it serves. Much of this role includes attempting to actively develop and implement policies and programmes that best contribute to or enhance general standards of living. Addressing health and wellbeing, it follows, is a reasonable vision…
Descriptors: Child Health, Well Being, Intervention, Government Role
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Jones, Luke; Green, Ken – Sport, Education and Society, 2017
Primary physical education (PE) lessons tend to be taught by one, or a combination of, three different groups: generalist classroom teachers, specialist primary PE teachers and so-called adults other than teachers, who are almost exclusively sports coaches. Drawing upon data gathered from one-to-one interviews with 36 subject leaders (SLs), this…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Specialists, Athletic Coaches
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Blackett, Alexander David; Evans, Adam; Piggott, David – Sport, Education and Society, 2017
At the beginning of the 2013/2014 season in England and Wales, 90 head coaches of the 92 men's national professional football league clubs and 20 of the 22 men's professional rugby union clubs had tenure as a professional elite player in their respective sports. Moreover, Rynne [(2014). "'Fast track' and 'traditional path' coaches:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Team Sports, Athletic Coaches, Coaching (Performance)
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White, Adam; Hobson, Michael – Sport, Education and Society, 2017
Physical education (PE) and sport have traditionally been identified by scholars as a key mechanism for the production and reproduction of a culturally esteemed ideal of masculinity, premised upon being stoic, strong, competitive, sexist and homophobic. Yet, more recent research reflects a change in valued masculinity as a response to declining…
Descriptors: Masculinity, Physical Education Teachers, Teaching Experience, Secondary School Teachers
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Stride, Annette – Sport, Education and Society, 2016
This paper explores the physical education (PE) and physical activity experiences of a group of South Asian, Muslim girls, a group typically marginalised in PE and physical activity research. The study responds to ongoing calls for research to explore across different spaces in young people's lives. Specifically, I draw on a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Muslims
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Wilkinson, Shaun D.; Penney, Dawn – Sport, Education and Society, 2016
Within the UK and internationally, schools are increasingly being encouraged to call on external agencies and draw on the services of individuals, including sport coaches, to "help teach or lead sports within the school setting and out of school time". This trend arises from and has contributed to a changing policy landscape and…
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Physical Education, Athletics, Case Studies
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Maher, Anthony John – Sport, Education and Society, 2016
Learning support assistants (LSAs) gained more political and academic attention in Britain after Estelle Morris announced that schools of the future would include more trained staff to support learning to higher standards. LSAs, thus, should form an integral part of the culture of all school departments in Britain, including physical education…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Inclusion, Mainstreaming
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