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Motriz: Revista de Educação Física
On-line version ISSN 1980-6574
MILLEN NETO, Alvaro Rego; FERREIRA, Alexandre da Costa and SOARES, Antonio Jorge Gonçalves. Policies for school sports and the social construction of the physical education curriculum. Motriz: rev. educ. fis. (Online) [online]. 2011, vol.17, n.3, pp. 416-423. ISSN 1980-6574. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1980-65742011000300005.
This study describes and analyzes how the Students Games influence the social construction of a Rio de Janeiro municipal school curriculum. It also recognizes the announcements (ideologies) conduced with the school's participation in these events. For data collection interviews with the teachers involved and ethnographic observations of the sports offices and of the games were applied. The results let us consider that the discourse of the sports efficiency contributes to the legitimation of the physical education at the investigated school and also for recognition of the school itself excellence. Likewise, the pedagogical activities focus on results and not in all student's education.
Keywords : Sports; Physical Education; Curriculum.