Physical Education in Primary Schools Executive Summary Research Completed

Title

Physical Education in Primary Schools Executive Summary

Lead Author

Dawn Penney , Clive Pope, lisa Hunter, Sharon Phillips, Paula Dewar

Organisation(s)

University of Waikato

Publication Year

2013

Publisher

Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research, The University of Waikato

Contacts

Dawn Penney

University of Waikato

E-mail: dawnp@waikato.ac.nz

 

Abstract

This  project  was  designed as  a  scoping  study  focusing  on  the  provision  of  physical  education, sport and recreation opportunities within and beyond the curriculum in the primary school sector. Provision ‘within and beyond the curriculum’ incorporates physical education, sport and recreation opportunities occurring  within  the  formal  curriculum,  in  co-curricular  activities,  and  outside  of  school  hours.  The project examined:

1. The types of opportunities that are provided within and beyond the school curriculum.

 

2. Which students current provision is being directed towards and ‘connecting with’—as reflected in reported participation and in the perceived appeal of opportunities.

 

3. The key factors influencing current provision.

 

4. Ways in which current provision may be enhanced, from the perspective of students, teachers and other stakeholders.

 

Keywords:

Physical education

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Provision (delivery type & infrastructure)

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Added

April 11, 2013

Last Modified

August 28, 2014