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The general sport motor function ability of Luxembourgian pupils - An analogy between legends and facts
Becker, Werner mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Malane, Gaston []
International Journal of Physical Education
Meyer & Meyer Sport
[en] holistic pedagogy of prevention ; interdisciplinary-integrative-transversal teaching and learning ; culture of movement ; nutrition and recreation as constituent element ; health competence ; body knowledge ; health education ; model of salutogenesis ; health protection as a strategy in life ; children’s undamaged world of movement
[en] The analysis at hand deals with the question as to whether the physical ability of
Luxembourgian pupils has altered. To show this, the current data on physical fitness is
compared to older reference values. We chose to focus on pupils from the first and
second grades aged six to eight because those have not been analyzed in recent studies
(Bös et al., 2005) and also because possible causes for an emerging trend are more
likely to have affected younger children, as a change in consciousness – coupled with
corresponding actions – possibly had a lower chance of becoming effective. Here, two
examinations will be discussed, the first of which has been edited and shortened. Two
coincidental observations seem to be significant enough to be verified through a
repeated random sample.
In an additional synopsis, one could draw conclusions on the sport motor function
ability of Luxembourgian pupils. Out of this one could initiate curricular and
extracurricular physical activities for the students, with focus on the relation and
behaviour in these area (Becker, 2008).
Results showed that the average performances of the pupils of 1st and 2nd grades in
comparison to the old standard values have remained constant, but the form of
distribution has changed: There is a higher frequency of well above-average and well
below-average performances. The results of Study II demonstrated that children sent
to school at the appropriate age show better performances than older children and that
boys perform better than girls. Differences between nationalities could not be found.
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