Examinations in physical education: A sociological perspective on a 'new orthodoxy'
AffiliationChester College of Higher Education
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AbstractThis article discusses the rapid growth of academic examinations (GCSE and 'A'-level) in physical education (PE) from a sociological, specifically figurational, perspective. It utilises data from the author's own research in order to examine: (i) how one might explain the significant increase in GCSE and 'A'-level PE and Sports Studies sociologically; and (ii) if such growth can justifiably be said to represent the emergence of a 'new orthodoxy' or, for that matter, an orthodoxy at all-rather than merely a consensus of thought and practice among PE teachers.
CitationBritish Journal of Sociology of Education, 2001, 22(1), pp. 51-73
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SponsorsThis article was submitted to the RAE2008 for the University of Chester - Sports-Related Studies.