Contemporary Issues in Physical Education: International by Dr Ken Hardman, Professor Ken Green

By Dr Ken Hardman, Professor Ken Green

The e-book offers an perception into the present state of affairs of PE in faculties throughout Europe as a forerunner to addressing PE-related latest and rising concerns in quite a few contexts.

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However, contrary to this view and strongly so with increasing age, they have doubts as to whether they can apply what they have learned in physical education classes to outside school sport-related leisure activities. They do not believe in the transfer of school physical education outcomes to either their organized or informal sport activities out of school. In other words, this can be interpreted as both boys and girls not being content with what is being offered in school physical education classes.

They see a discrepancy between the generally good marks/grades awarded by physical education teachers and the physical and motor deficits, which the same physical education teachers identify as main obstacles for quality physical education and consequently complain about. To a greater or lesser extent all of these items are indicative of some of the central concerns articulated by a range of inter-governmental and non-governmental international and national agencies and associations. The empirically-based Sprint Study in Germany offers a template for other national studies, which can be properly used to better inform political and policy-making decisions in the domain of physical education in schools.

In addition to these unique opportunities, schools placed at the top or bottom can easily be identified and data analyzed. 2). , 7. & 9. 158) Figure 2. Structure of data set PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN GERMANY: SELECTED FINDINGS FROM THE NATION-WIDE “SPRINT” STUDY The above-mentioned opportunities provided by the study design are currently being realized in a number of doctoral theses. In this chapter, reference is made to the first set of descriptive data, the publication of which has had, and continues to do so, a remarkable effect on political leaders and those institutions responsible for the developmental growth and education of the young generation in Germany.

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