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Incidences of student support for and resistance to a curricular innovation in high school physical education

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dc.contributor.author Kinchin, Gary
dc.contributor.author O'Sullivan, Mary
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-26T11:26:52Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-26T11:26:52Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3187
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract While there have been frequent calls for reform in secondary physical education. little research has focused on the implementation and assessment of curriculum from the perspective of students. Drawing upon the theoretical frame of student resistance, the porpose of this study was to describe how high school students demonstrated support for and resistance to implementation of a 20 day curricular initiative termed a cultural studies unit. This approach consist of an integrated practical and theoretical study of sport and physical activity. Data were collected through student focus group interviews, student jounals, nonparticipant observations, and informal conversations. Students responded favorably to the principles of sport education and the opportunities to critique issues of social justice. Such content was considered appropriate for physical education. Resistance to some aspects of the unit was both overt and covert. Meticulous and careful planning of content and choice of pedagogy to facilitate delivety is crucial to positioning a cultural studies unit in a high school program en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Human Kinetics en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;22(3), pp. 245-260
dc.relation.uri http://journals.humankinetics.com/jtpe
dc.rights © Human Kinetics en_US
dc.subject cultural studies en_US
dc.subject issues of social justice en_US
dc.subject student resistance en_US
dc.title Incidences of student support for and resistance to a curricular innovation in high school physical education en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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