Producing little decision makers and goal setters in the age of the obesity crisis

Gard, Michael (2008) Producing little decision makers and goal setters in the age of the obesity crisis. Quest, 60 4: 488-502. doi:10.1080/00336297.2008.10483594


Author Gard, Michael
Title Producing little decision makers and goal setters in the age of the obesity crisis
Journal name Quest   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0033-6297
1543-2750
Publication date 2008-11
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00336297.2008.10483594
Open Access Status
Volume 60
Issue 4
Start page 488
End page 502
Total pages 15
Place of publication Philadelphia, United States
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Formatted abstract
It is obviously possible to argue that education is always an arm of social policy. However, there are just as surely degrees of directness between the agendas of noneducational authorities and what happens in school and university classrooms. This article considers what appears to be a direct example of a particular public policy agenda, the so-called “war on obesity,” translated into curriculum. My intention is to rouse the field from its slumber and to ask whether we are content for others to decide what and how we will teach health and physical education in schools and universities. I do this by examining a specific example of health and physical education curriculum. However, this is not a call for resistance to the intrusion of outsiders; we always need to listen to others. My question is whether the voice of physical educators matters at all when it comes to the practice of physical education.
Keyword Physical-activity
Dairy foods
Life-style
Health
Overweight
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences Publications
 
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