Young Muslim women's experiences of Islam and physical education in Greece and Britain: a comparative study
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Physical education has national curriculum status and a similar rationale in both countries but with different cultures of formality and tradition, which impacted on pupils' experiences. Data suggested that Greek and British groups held positive views towards physical education but were restricted on their participation in extra-curricular activities. For the British women religious identity and consciousness of Islamic requirements were more evident than for the Greek women. Differences in stages of acculturation, historical and socio-cultural contexts contributed to less problematic encounters with physical education for Greek Muslims who appeared more closely assimilated into the dominant culture.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Sport Education and Society|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Feb 2006|
- physical education, Islam, extra-curricular activities, Muslim women, culture