Physical Education, the Policy Entrepreneur and Comprehensive Schooling: can they exist in harmony?

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 51 Number 1 (2009)

Physical Education, the Policy Entrepreneur and Comprehensive Schooling: can they exist in harmony?
MALCOLM THORBURN, pages 101-105
DOI: 10.2304/forum.2009.51.1.101

Abstract

This article analyses the ways in which policy entrepreneurs have recently influenced physical education (PE) policy and practice in England and Scotland and discusses some of the implications this might have for students' learning opportunities within comprehensive schools in future years. And, while considerations of this sort raise a plethora of political, institutional and epistemological questions; the focus of this article is on the role of the policy entrepreneur in shaping policy discussion. This is a relatively new consideration in policy analysis terms, but a critical one in PE at present, given the rise of charitable foundations like the Youth Sport Trust and The Winning Scotland Foundation, and the influence these organisations have of government thinking and action plans.

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MALCOLM THORBURN (2009) Physical Education, the Policy Entrepreneur and Comprehensive Schooling: can they exist in harmony?, FORUM, 51(1), 101-105. https://doi.org/10.2304/forum.2009.51.1.101

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