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PE Further education

Question

Hi, 

I am going into my third year, and I have changed my mind about my research idea. 
I now would like to go into further / post compulsory education.

My idea is to link the future of sport in further education policy and a local sports colleges, only I don't know if this would pass as a dissertation topic. I like the idea of a comparison between what the policy suggest and what is actually happening. The policy looked at further education colleges, so this may be an advantage as I would have local contact with some colleges that may have partcipated in the study.

Can you help??

Response

As far as your dissertation topic goes, we aren't able to give you advice on a subject area.  That is outside the remit of the E-librarian.  You will need to speak to your supervisor or tutor about your chosen topic.

We can, however, point you in the direction of information sources and resources that will give you an idea of literature in your research area.  First of all I have included a previous E-librarian question about PE policy. 

Sport England has produced numerous reports about sports and PE in education and I include a link to a recent report focusing on the further education sector.  This may be a good starting point to do some reading on this topic?

There doesn't appear to be a great deal of recent literature focusing on PE/sport in further education in the UK.  So you might want to have a look at references and bibliographies in some of the documents below to get an idea of what is available.  You could also broaden your search a bit more to include secondary or higher education?

Using online databases such as the BEI, ERIC and AUEI will give you a range of educational research.  I include some examples below and you may want to check which databases your university subscribes to in order to continue searching.

I hope this is a start.

E-librarian

Physical education Policy

Sport England

The Future of Further Education Sport
This is the executive summary for the Prospects4Sport report into the Future of Sport in Further Education. The project was commissioned by Sport England and the Association of Colleges in October 2009. The aims of the study were to:

  • collate all the existing research
  • identify patterns or relationships in participation
  • identify practical ways to help individual colleges
  • recommend actions to improve sports delivery at local and strategic level.

The main report covers the following elements:

  • the current picture of sport in FE: at strategic level / at local level
  • issues and best practice at a strategic level / at local level
  • recommendations for the future management framework
  • conclusions and a summary of recommendations.

Further education

Loughborough University

School Sport Partnerships: The Further Education Sports Coordinator Programme

British Education Index
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/bei/

NOTE: For information about accessing full text articles please read this TTRB article: Access to full text journal articles

KEYWORDS: physical education, sport, educational policy, further education, post compulsory education, secondary education, curriculum development.

PE and sport survey 2008/09. Publisher: Department for Children, Schools and Families, 2009, pp. 83, ISBN: 9781847755537. Quick-Susannah, Dalziel-Douglas, Thornton-Alex, Simon-Aline.
URL: http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/research/data/uploadfiles/DCSF-RR168.pdf

A partnership approach to TOPs delivery through sports colleges/SSCo networks. British Journal of Teaching Physical Education, Autumn 2003, vol. 34, no. 3, p. 23,25, ISSN: 1472-4375. Dowling-Shaun, Gough-Suzanne.

Post 16 curriculum development in physical education. British Journal of Teaching Physical Education, Summer 2000, vol. 31, no. 2, p. 22-23, ISSN: 1472-4375. Roe-Nigel.

AUEI

Re-shaping the borders for policy research : the development of specialist sports colleges in England. In 'AARE 2001 Conference Papers' (computer file) : (Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education, 2-6 December 2001) compiled by P L Jeffrey. Melbourne : Australian Association for Research in Education, 2001. Penney-D, Houlihan-B.
URL: http://www.aare.edu.au/01pap/pen01179.htm.

Keywords

sport, PE, further education, policy, curriculum

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14-19, Physical Education

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27/7/2010

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