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Children’s physical activity, health and physical education in isolated rural contexts : the views of parent educators in Queensland

  • Rossi, Tony
  • Wright, Jan
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2002
Queensland University of Technology ePrints Archive
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This paper describes the views of parent educators of their children’s levels and types of physical activity. The study was conducted at two mini-schools in western Queensland. These are occasion where students who undertake formal education through various Schools Distance Education, come together for a week of educational activity. Parents (mostly mothers) were interviewed using a semi-structured approach. The interview data were then analysed for dominant themes using a constant comparison method. The emergent themes related to nutrition and physical activity. Within the physical activity theme, notions of the great outdoors, work and organised sport skill development also emerged.


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