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Playing the political game and playing for position: Policy and curriculum development in health and physical education

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Penney, D, Playing the political game and playing for position: Policy and curriculum development in health and physical education, European Physical Education Review, 14, (1) pp. 33-49. ISSN 1356-336X (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1177/1356336X07085708

Abstract

This paper addresses prospective policy relationships between health and physical education (HPE) and contemporary education policies. It specifically explores the opportunities and challenges that contemporary education discourses present for policy and curriculum development in HPE. Contemporary education discourses of lifelong learning, learning communities, personalized learning, inclusivity and excellence are critically analysed in relation to policy and curriculum development in HPE. It is contended that these discourses present a potentially strong focus for advocacy and that their adoption may be an astute political move for HPE. Recent curriculum development in senior physical education in Western Australia is used to illustrate the scope for the discourses to be embedded in curricula and for HPE to thereby be seen to firmly connect with key education agendas. © 2008 Sage Publications.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and Pedagogy
Research Field:Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Education and Training Systems
Objective Field:Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
UTAS Author:Penney, D (Professor Dawn Penney)
ID Code:52716
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:32
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2008-08-01
Last Modified:2009-03-12
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