International approaches to health-oriented physical education: Local health debates and differing conceptions of health

Pühse, Uwe, Barker, Dean, Brettschneider, Wolf-Dietrich, Feldmeth, Anne Karina, Gerlach, Erin, McCuaig, Louise, McKenzie, Thomas L. and Gerber, Markus (2011) International approaches to health-oriented physical education: Local health debates and differing conceptions of health. International Journal of Physical Education, 3 2-15.

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Author Pühse, Uwe
Barker, Dean
Brettschneider, Wolf-Dietrich
Feldmeth, Anne Karina
Gerlach, Erin
McCuaig, Louise
McKenzie, Thomas L.
Gerber, Markus
Title International approaches to health-oriented physical education: Local health debates and differing conceptions of health
Journal name International Journal of Physical Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0341-8685
Publication date 2011
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Volume 3
Start page 2
End page 15
Total pages 14
Place of publication Aachen, Germany
Publisher Meyer & Meyer Verlag
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Physical education's place in school curricula has been justified in different ways over
the last 150 years. Health in a general sense has always been part of this rationalisation, and within current cultural contexts, health has gained increasing significance. However, a global look at health reveals that it has been approached in different ways - both as justification and in practice. The broad aims of this paper are to map out some of the ways that health is conceptualized and practiced and to identify underlying assumptions that frame these approaches. We begin by briefly examining the existing literature that links health with physical education. We then introduce the voices of four advocates of health from three different countries. These scholars respond to a set of questions concerning public health debates; current theories of health; research and evidence; practical approaches in physical education; problems, and 'best practice'. These commentaries are treated as empirical material and are considered in the final section of the paper. The specific aim here is to consider and  locate the commentaries within their cultural environments. We conclude with some reflective questions for thinking about approaches to health in physical education.
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Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Special issue: "Comparative Physical Education".

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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