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Grade 10
Male high school physical education
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University of Alberta
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Jones, Catherine Christina
Supervisor and department
Melnychuk, Nancy (Department of Secondary Education)
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Chorney, David (Department of Secondary Education)
Melnychuk, Nancy (Department of Secondary Education)
Spence, John C. (Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation)
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Master of Education
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Research focused exclusively on the participation trends of male high school students in physical education is limited (Allison et al., 2005). The purpose of this study was to investigate the physical education experiences of Grade 10 high school males to explore their decisions to either enroll or not enroll in elective physical education in Grade 11. Semistructured focus group discussions elicited information on the experiences of Grade 10 male high school physical education students. Eight major themes emerged from the findings: value of physical activity, engagement in physical activity, disengagement from physical activity, Physical Education 10 status, teacher as leader, program knowledge, program status, and disenchantment with Physical Education 10 experience. The thesis discusses these themes and comments on the educational significance of the findings as possible impetus for future investigations into the programming needs of male high school students and their lifelong pursuit of physical activity.
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