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Harris, Jo and Penney, D 2000 , 'Gender issues in health-related exercise' , European Physical Education Review, vol. 6, no. 3 , pp. 249-273 , doi: 10.1177/1356336X000063003.

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This article focuses on gender issues arising in research that explored physical education
(PE) teachers’ attitudes and approaches relating to the teaching of healthrelated
exercise (HRE) within the National Curriculum for Physical Education (NCPE)
in England. Data are reported that reveal notable differences between female and male
PE heads of departments in their development of HRE in the NCPE, and variations
in the HRE programmes provided for girls and boys. The article addresses the implications
of the research findings for physical education teachers and teacher educators
and makes recommendations with respect to changes that are required if physical educators
are to develop more equitable educational practices and environments. The
article also draws attention to the insights that the research provides into the complexities
of policy, curriculum and pedagogical change and, specifically, factors underpinning
variations in implementation of policy, and stabilities in the practices of physical
education over time.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Harris, Jo and Penney, D
Keywords: health · health-related exercise · physical education
Journal or Publication Title: European Physical Education Review
ISSN: 1356-336X
DOI / ID Number: 10.1177/1356336X000063003
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