Is global neo-liberalism shaping the future of physical education?

Macdonald, Doune (2014) Is global neo-liberalism shaping the future of physical education?. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 19 5: 494-499. doi:10.1080/17408989.2014.920496

Author Macdonald, Doune
Title Is global neo-liberalism shaping the future of physical education?
Journal name Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1740-8989
Publication date 2014-10-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/17408989.2014.920496
Open Access Status
Volume 19
Issue 5
Start page 494
End page 499
Total pages 6
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract With claims that neo-liberalism is the ‘specific defining political/economic paradigm of the age in which we live … ’ [Apple, Michael. 2006. Educating the ‘Right’ Way: Markets, Standards, God, and Inequality. New York: Taylor & Francis, 14.], an invited symposium at the 2012 International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport (ICSEMIS), under the auspices of the Association Internationale des Ecoles Superieures d'Education Physique (AIESEP), sought to consider if, globally, physical education has been touched by neo-liberalism. Entitled School Physical Education Curricula for Future Generations: Global Patterns? Global Lessons? the symposium featured six speakers from Africa, Australia, Korea, New Zealand, UK, and the USA. Each of the speakers articulated the impact of instantiations of neo-liberalism on their countries’ physical education curricula, resources, practices, status, and teacher education. The speakers’ accounts suggest ‘the indigenization of neoliberalism in different places, the spatial unevenness of its spread, and … its articulations and intersections with other political-cultural formations and governing projects … .’. [Kingfisher, Catherine, and Jeff Maskovsky. 2008. “Introduction the Limits of Neoliberalism.” Critique of Anthropology 28 (2): 115–126.]
Keyword Globalisation
Physical education
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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