Introduction to special section on bodies in motion: Sport, health, physical activity and physical education.
Pope, C.C. & Bruce, T. (2004). Introduction to special section on bodies in motion: Sport, health, physical activity and physical education. Waikato Journal of Education, 10, 7-9.
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The article focuses on health and physical education. Rachel Saunders presents a narrative that typifies many sporting communities in this country. Her story illustrates the nature and influence that significant adults can have on young people within sport contexts. This narrative will ring true for many readers and highlights how many apparent rituals and routines should never be taken for granted by adults. Karen Barbour draws on feminist research to explore how knowledge can be constructed by individuals and groups based on lived experience. She argues for "embodied ways of knowing" as an alternative to traditional epistemologies that have dominated Western thought.
Faculty of Education, University of Waikato
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