The educational benefits claimed for physical education and school sport: an academic review

  title={The educational benefits claimed for physical education and school sport: an academic review},
  author={Richard Bailey and Kathleen M. Armour and David Kirk and Michael Jess and Ian Pickup and Rachel Sandford and BERA Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy Special},
  journal={Research Papers in Education},
  pages={1 - 27}
  • R. Bailey, K. Armour, BERA Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy Special
  • Published 17 February 2009
  • Education
  • Research Papers in Education
This academic review critically examines the theoretical and empirical bases of claims made for the educational benefits of physical education and school sport (PESS). An historical overview of the development of PESS points to the origins of claims made in four broad domains: physical, social, affective and cognitive. Analysis of the evidence suggests that PESS has the potential to make contributions to young people’s development in each of these domains. Unsurprisingly, perhaps, there is… 
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