TITLE

An Investigation of Students' Embodied Discourses in Physical Education: A Gender Project

AUTHOR(S)
Azzarito, Laura; Solmon, Melinda
PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Apr2009, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p173
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Despite significant theoretical and practical progress over the past 20 years, the social construction of gender and its link to youths' participation in physical activity in school contexts remain critical issues that call for further socioeducational scrutiny. In this study, researchers investigated the ways students' embodiment of discursive constructs differed in terms of gender and race, and the relation between students' embodied discursive constructs and students' favorite or least favorite physical activities in physical education classes. The participants were 528 students from three public high schools. A survey was developed to assess students' embodiment of discursive constructs. These results suggest that discursive constructs are influential in producing students' choice of "gender-appropriate" physical activities. To destabilize the gender binary, therefore, the creation and promotion of a discourse of the "multiplicity of physicality" is proposed.
ACCESSION #
37324878

 

Related Articles

  • The Effect of Four Instructional Formats on Aerobic Fitness of Junior-High School Students. Wright, Ron W.; Karp, Grace Goc // Physical Educator;Fall2006, Vol. 63 Issue 3, p143 

    The low level of fitness in junior-high school students is an area of great concern. An important, but misunderstood, part of the physical education curriculum is the development of aerobic fitness. What is the best way to go about developing aerobic fitness? Four groups of primarily Caucasian...

  • More Than 10 Years After "The Horse is Dead…": Surely It Must Be Time to "Dismount"?! Cale, Lorraine; Harris, Jo; Ming-Hung Chen // Pediatric Exercise Science;May2007, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p115 

    This article represents a response to an editorial piece written in Pediatric Exercise Science over 10 years ago by Thomas Rowland in which he debated fitness testing and asked whether the "horse" of fitness testing in schools was dead. Here, the authors revisit the debate and consider the...

  • Recreation and Leisure Expertise Needed in Obesity Battle.  // Palaestra;Fall2007, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p52 

    The article focuses on the factors that need to be considered in encouraging obese youth to participate in physical activities in school. It mentions the importance of introducing Therapeutic recreation (TR) to these obese students, considering that this concept is committed to help people with...

  • DRAFT MEASURES OF THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASSES FOR HEALTH IMPROVEMENT OF THE STUDENTS IN THE PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN THE REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA. Dimovski, Tane; Paunova, Daniela // Activities in Physical Education & Sport;2013, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p104 

    Each physical activity in the modern living is imposing itself as the imperative for a good health. For a successful introduction of permanent habits for physical activity within the youth, we need to start at the youngest age. The subject Physical and health education in the curriculum is the...

  • Antecedents of Approach-Avoidance Achievement Goal Adoption in Physical Education: A Longitudinal Perspective. Warburton, Victoria E.; Spray, Christopher M. // Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Apr2009, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p214 

    The purpose of this study was to examine the temporal pattern of pupils' approach avoidance achievement goal adoption in physical education across Key Stage 3 of secondary school. Moreover, we determined the predictive utility of implicit theories of ability and perceived competence in...

  • Sportwall and PE4Life Cooperate to Provide Quality PE in America's Schools.  // Teaching Elementary Physical Education;Jul2005, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p16 

    This article presents information related to Sportwall which has recently joined forces with PE4life in a national effort to expand the number of quality physical education programs in the schools in the U.S. As part of the new partnership, Sportwall will provide its state-of-the-art fitness...

  • New Dimensions in Movement and Fitness Through Integration. Dean, Blair // Teaching Elementary Physical Education;Jul2005, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p17 

    This article presents information related to new dimensions in movement and fitness for students. In the warm up, students use different body parts such as arms, legs and head as large paint brushes to paint the entire alphabet on an imaginary canvas. The variation are paint numbers, shapes,...

  • Whole School Obesity Prevention Models: Considerations for Secondary Schools. Gibbons, Sandra L.; Naylor, Patti-Jean // Physical & Health Education Journal;Winter2007, Vol. 72 Issue 4, p8 

    Implementation of a comprehensive school health model has shown considerable potential in addressing the obesity and physical inactivity epidemic in Canadian children. However, despite this promise compared to elementary schools there are currently notably fewer examples of secondary school...

  • Extremely Ego-Oriented Preservice Teachers' Perspectives on Teaching Physical Education. Todorovich, John R. // Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Apr2009, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p155 

    Social constructivists posit that learning involves social interactions among individuals in a given place and time. Since teachers play a significant role in how social interactions are developed and determined in the school classroom, it is important to learn how teachers make decisions about...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics