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    distinctive and understand that although everyone is different, everyone has the same equal opportunity to learn and grow despite these differences. All professions deal with issues surrounding diversity, but especially in the profession of physical education. The

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    today, the main controversy is if there should be a requirement to take physical education at school. Additionally, kids worldwide are not getting the required calories burned each day; there are less funds for schools and a lack of a physical program requirement. The obesity rate around the world is increasing as kids continue to not get any exercise. Students should be required to take a certain amount of physical education, so they will maintain an active lifestyle that keeps them healthy. Children

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    their daily schedules. Teachers and school districts desire better test scores from their students. Therefore, they want to have their students study and practice more. But in fact, studies suggest that adding a physical activity program or increasing the amount of time students have physical activity may be more beneficial to students and their test scores. There have been thousands of studies on this topic. Some involve recess, others gym, and new studies are centered around taking breaks in class

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    My issue I have chosen to focus on is physical education (PE) and gender in upper key stage 2. This is because 39% of children across the United Kingdom have a poor attitude towards any sort of physical activity by 11 years old (Harris, 2015). My aim is to mainly focus on why some girls do not like the thought of taking part in a PE lesson and what we can do in school to help. Mason (2014), found that some girls do not join in any activity in or out of school due to what they experience in school

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    Physical education is defined nowadays as a “systematic instruction in sports, exercises, and hygiene given as part of a school or college program” (Park). When most people think of the term “physical education” they think of it as “a broad, inclusive term comprising the fields of physical education, health education, safety education, athletics, recreation, dance education, kinesiology and so on” (Zeigler 1). It may sometimes be referred to as physical training or gym class and mainly is taught

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    In middle school today physical education is being looked upon as an elective class that is not very important. Many school districts around america have decided to completely abolish or cut down time of physical education, and also classes like music and art. For many years, kids in America began to lose motivation in participating in physical education classes. Lack of physical activity in adolescents has resulted in an increase of childhood obesity, and rules such as No Child Left Behind, which

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    Introduction As students advance through primary and secondary physical education, perceive competence will influence their intrinsic motivation towards engagement. In a traditional sports unit, students that have low capability will struggle. Furthermore, students that are low skilled alienate themselves from their peers. One of SHAPES essential standards is that “students need to understand the concepts of fitness and health that will lead to a lifelong appreciation of healthful behavior.” How

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    The Significance of Physical Education in American Schools Review Hommes, Tiffany J., Bemidji State University, USA Background Many children in America do not receive the needed amount of physical activity needed to maintain a healthy weight. Approximately17% of children are obese (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2016) and one in three children are overweight or obese (American Heart Association, 2016). This is a local and national emergency that needs to be addressed to keep children healthy

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    Benefits of Physical Education in Elementary and Early Childhood Settings Tracy Linwood PED 212: Foundation of Movement & Motor Activities Instructor Carly Davenport June 6, 2012 Benefits of Physical Education in Elementary and Early Childhood Settings The need for quality physical education in elementary schools is an important needed foundation for young children to maintain a future healthy lifestyle. The benefits of having physical education in elementary schools are endless. For

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    ask them about their past and present physical activity, sport, and physical education experiences. While conducting these interviews, I gained a great deal of insight into the lives of several family members. The first interview I conducted was with my younger brother. He is sixteen years of age and is a sophomore at Elizabethton High School. During the interview he spoke with me about his past and present physical activity, sport, and physical education experiences. He explained to me how during

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