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Physical Education Curriculum
Physical education curriculum
Introduction to Section V

What gets taught and learned across the curriculum has come under scrutiny as schools are positioned as both the problem and solution in relation to a number of social, health, economic and political issues. More specifically, reports documenting physical activity and nutrition levels of children have suggested that poor quality physical education experiences are partly responsible for what some have called a rising tide of overweight and inactive youth around the world. With this pressure, as one of the three message systems of schooling — curriculum, pedagogy and assessment (Bernstein, 2001) — the curriculum has become a site for increased governmental planning, monitoring, and evaluation. This section of the handbook provides a critical review of what ...

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