Levels on the playing field: Ability and inclusion in level frameworks in health and physical education

Penney, D. and Evans, J. (2004). Levels on the playing field: Ability and inclusion in level frameworks in health and physical education. In: Peter L. Jeffery, AARE Conference Paper Abstracts - 2004. Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Melbourne, Vic, Australia, (1-27). 28 November- 2 December, 2004.


Author Penney, D.
Evans, J.
Title of paper Levels on the playing field: Ability and inclusion in level frameworks in health and physical education
Conference name Australian Association for Research in Education Conference
Conference location Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Conference dates 28 November- 2 December, 2004
Proceedings title AARE Conference Paper Abstracts - 2004
Place of Publication Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Publisher AARE The Association for Active Educational Researchers
Publication Year 2004
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISSN 1324-9339
Editor Peter L. Jeffery
Start page 1
End page 27
Total pages 27
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This paper takes up the challenge posed by Evans (2004) for researchers in physical education to refocus their attention upon ‘ability’ and critically review both what and whose abilities are acknowledged, celebrated and advanced through the policies and practices of physical education. The paper uses comparative policy analysis in pursuing these issues in relation to the introduction of level frameworks for student attainment. In several countries ‘level frameworks’ have now been established as the reference point for teacher judgments about learning in Health and Physical Education. This paper addresses the interplay of cultural, political and historical issues in determining the particular ‘abilities’ that are respectively privileged and marginalized in official policy texts, and the implications of the differences observed for students’ health and physical education in schools. The need for teachers and teacher educators to critically engage with level frameworks and associated assessment and reporting systems, is highlighted.
Subjects 130210 Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy
Q-Index Code E1
Additional Notes Paper Code: PEN04386

 
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