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


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Penney, D (2008) Playing a 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

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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.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: health and personal education curriculum • inclusivity • lifelong learning • personalized learning • policy
Journal or Publication Title: European Physical Education Review
Page Range: pp. 33-49
ISSN: 1356-336X
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1177/1356336X07085708
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2008 22:53
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:42
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