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Collier, Diane R. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2015
Everyday cultural resources that originate outside school offer possibilities for multimodal creativity and identity play, as children consume, transform and produce multimodal texts. In this study, Kyle, a boy in elementary school, fluidly performed social identities and engaged in playful and parodic rescripting of identities and resources from…
Descriptors: Masculinity, Athletics, Elementary School Students, Males
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Destani, Fitni; Hannon, James C.; Podlog, Leslie; Brusseau, Timothy A. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2014
Character development has become an important component of physical education that contributes directly to the affective learning domain. However, teaching character development can be challenging. The purpose of this article is to suggest that character development be promoted through the teaching of wrestling, due to the unique moral development…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Athletics, Moral Development
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Yigit, Sihmehmet; Dalbudak, Ibrahim; Musa, Mihriay; Gürkan, Alper C.; Dalkiliç, Mehmet – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
The aim of this research is to examine decision making level of wrestlers who joined Turkey inter university wrestling championship, according to variables as wrestlers' sex, age, grade, department, and education type. Study group consists of 34 females and 196 males, totally 230 athletes, who joined Turkey Inter University Wrestling Championship…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Athletes, College Athletics, Foreign Countries
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Yockey, John – Teaching Elementary Physical Education, 2006
Is wrestling an appropriate activity to teach at the elementary school level? Based on the information presented in this article and this author's experiences as both a physical education teacher and a wrestling coach, the answer is Yes! Wrestling as a physical education unit can be taught in a safe and age-appropriate way. If taught correctly at…
Descriptors: Athletics, Elementary Education, Physical Education, Safety
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Collier, Diane R. – Language and Education, 2013
In this paper, I examine the textmaking potentials of the popular cultural resources of professional wrestling, including its modes of textual expression, as performed by Kyle, a boy in the middle years of elementary school. Kyle remixed wrestling, and its performative affordances, style and textmaking potentials across time and space. Using a…
Descriptors: Athletics, Elementary School Students, Popular Culture, Educational Practices
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Kumate, James M.; Falcous, Mark – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2015
The issue of "taibatsu" (physical punishment) in Japanese sport has received high-profile media and public attention in recent years. This article addresses the retrospective experiences of "taibatsu" within Japanese high school wrestling, drawing upon a three-month ethnography that included semi-structured interviews. Our…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Physical Education, Athletics
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Graves, Julie – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2010
Ressler's "Dramatic Changes" is a powerful guide for anyone brave enough to create a space for young people to discuss sexual orientation and gender identity. Her accessible style and tangible suggestions describe a creative and educationally sound approach to supporting youth in thoughtfully wrestling with one of the most controversial social…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Youth
Scott, Paul – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2010
The mysteries of mathematics are not easily revealed. Much of present day school mathematics is the product of years, sometimes centuries, of inquiring, wrestling and discovering by men of the highest intellect. The number "i" (designation for the square root of -1) is no exception. This article presents a lesson on the need for "i".
Descriptors: Number Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Lesson Plans, Day Schools
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Arslanoglu, Erkal – Educational Research and Reviews, 2015
The aim of this study is to evaluate some physical properties of Turkish National Greco-Roman wrestlers and reveal the profile of Turkish Young National Greco-Roman athlete. A total of 48 male athletes who were from Turkish Young National Greco-Roman Wrestling Team participated in this study. This study was carried out at Wrestling Federation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Characteristics, Athletes, Athletics
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Fletcher, Richard; StGeorge, Jennifer; Freeman, Emily – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
Energetic, competitive, body-contact play (rough and tumble play (RTP)) is commonly observed among young children and is reported as an important feature of father-child relationships. Animal studies have demonstrated positive developmental effects of peer-peer play-wrestling, influencing cognitive and social outcomes. The purpose of this paper is…
Descriptors: Fathers, Play, Parent Child Relationship, Child Development
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Laughter, Judson; Han, Keonghee Tao; King, Donna; Madhuri, Marga; Nayan, Rohany; Williams, Toni – Education and Urban Society, 2015
The story presented here developed from a study group where we found space to explore and analyze ourselves and each other. In recounting our development from a Community of Interest to a Community of Practice (CoP), we first introduce a guiding theoretical framework building on a foundation of two concepts: "CoP" and…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Personal Narratives, Guidelines, Race
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Nyambe, John; Wilmot, Di – Perspectives in Education, 2015
This paper reports on an aspect of a broader study that investigated teacher educators' uptake of learner-centred pedagogy in post-apartheid Namibia. The paper shares part of the study that illuminated the path traversed by Namibian teacher education policy from 1990 to 2010, two decades into the country's post-apartheid self-rule. It argues that,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Social Change, Epistemology, Criticism
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Luft, Toupey; Jenkins, Melissa; Cameron, Catherine Ann – Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2012
The focused discussions of adolescent girls were analyzed to explore the processes of managing healthy and unhealthy aspects of dating relationships. Grounded theory methods were used to generate an outline of these processes. The core category elicited from discussions with participants was "wrestling with gender expectations". This category…
Descriptors: Females, Student Attitudes, Intimacy, Grounded Theory
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Bernthal, Matthew J.; Medway, Frederic J. – School Psychology International, 2005
Professional wrestling has become an internationally popular type of "sport entertainment" among youth. The professional wrestling industry targets children as consumers for live events, televised programming and product merchandising. However, the nature of wrestling has changed in the last two decades and many educators are unaware of…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Student Adjustment, Anxiety, Aggression
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Fielding-Wells, Jill; Dole, Shelley; Makar, Katie – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2014
Proportional reasoning as the capacity to compare situations in relative (multiplicative) rather than absolute (additive) terms is an important outcome of primary school mathematics. Research suggests that students tend to see comparative situations in additive rather than multiplicative terms and this thinking can influence their capacity for…
Descriptors: Mathematical Logic, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 4
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