The transition from isolated, rural contexts to boarding school: Can school physical education play a part?

Baills, Luke & Rossi, Tony (2001) The transition from isolated, rural contexts to boarding school: Can school physical education play a part? Journal of Physical Education New Zealand, 34(1), pp. 40-52.

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This study considers the transition of children from rurally isolated schooling environments to boarding school contexts. There is an assumption that these transitions are often carried out with little fuss. Moreover; there is some evidence to show this transition is beneficial to both child and school. However, contrary data suggest that parents of such children are deeply concerned about this transition from a sport and physical education perspective (Wright et al., 1998). This study attempts to address this under-researched area. Data were gathered using semi-structured interviews with teachers, children and parents in an isolated schooling context, and with teachers and children from a boarding school in a regional Queensland centre. Some videotape data of children in physical education and sporting contexts were also collected. The data indicate that the transition from rural contexts to highly competitive boarding school environments is relatively smooth, with physical education and sport being significant contributors to this process.

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ID Code: 85079
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: rural education, physical education
ISSN: 1178-1076
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy (130210)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 Physical Education New Zealand, Inc.
Deposited On: 30 Jun 2015 23:30
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2015 00:44

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