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Policy, practice and performance. Do the Ps add up?: A fictional account of a staffroom conversation

New Zealand Physical Educator
Volume 45 Issue 2 (Aug 2012)

Abstract: The following fictional account of a staffroom conversation highlights the educational policies that exist in New Zealand secondary schools with regard to elite athletes, and the responsibility schools have to cater for these exceptional students in their care. The account is based on recent research of 'the identification of and provision for talented female athletes in New Zealand secondary schools,' which was carried out in Auckland during 2010/11 (Godber, 2011). Many of the ideas presented in this article focus on the Ministry of Education policy documents for gifted and talented students, and the relevance of these policies for physically talented students and their educators. The purpose of the article is to inform and to provide a catalyst for further discussion concerning the difficulties of catering for gifted and talented athletes in the New Zealand secondary school sector.

To cite this article: Godber, Kath. Policy, practice and performance. Do the Ps add up?: A fictional account of a staffroom conversation [online]. New Zealand Physical Educator, Vol. 45, No. 2, Aug 2012: 8-11. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=795692013378263;res=IELHSS> ISSN: 1178-1076. [cited 23 Jul 17].

Personal Author: Godber, Kath; Source: New Zealand Physical Educator, Vol. 45, No. 2, Aug 2012: 8-11 DOI: Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1178-1076 Subject: Education and state; Communication in education; Gifted children--Services for; Physical education and training; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) University of Auckland

Database: Humanities & Social Sciences Collection