What is QPE?
Unlike the traditional ‘one size fits all approach,’ quality physical education is based on equal opportunity for all to a well-balanced and inclusive curriculum.
Based on UNESCO’s Quality Physical Education Policy Pilot implemented in four countries (Fiji, Mexico, South Africa, and Zambia) from 2016-2018, the three new QPE publications guide national stakeholders to make effective revisions to current PE policies and delivery systems.
Each publication aims a different and wide arrange of audience, building on the existing QPE guidelines. Efforts will focus on increasing outreach of these publications throughout the year, towards promotion of QPE in more countries. Below is a brief guide from UNESCO on which publication may best suit your needs in an effective manner.
- Making the case for inclusive Quality Physical Education policy development: a policy brief: The evidence-based policy brief presents the case for investment in quality physical education (QPE). Content draws directly on findings from in-country interventions which demonstrate the value of inter-sectoral partnerships in QPE policy development and the delivery of low cost/high impact QPE programming which stands to accelerate post-COVID recovery efforts. A series of practical recommendations are included for public and private stakeholders in the sport-education ecosystems, alongside resources to support the implementation of recommendations.
Target audience: Policy-makers, sport movement, institutions and private companies with stakes in sport, education and/or physical activity sectors.
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- How to influence the development of Quality Physical Education policy: a policy advocacy toolkit for youth: The toolkit is designed to support young people and youth organizations to advocate for and effectively contribute to the development of quality physical education policy. It offers general principles for successful policy advocacy that can be adapted based on what best suits different national contexts and policy development processes. The sections include an evidence-based rationale for youth policy engagement, tested techniques to inspire impact-oriented advocacy strategies and practical checklists to navigate physical education (PE) policy development processes.
Target audience: Youth activists, youth organizations, grassroots sport and/or physical education enthusiasts, educators.
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- The Quality Physical Education policy project: analysis of process, content and impact: The Policy Project Analysis is a technical report that includes the QPE project’s background and rationale, the results of the policy revision processes in the four pilot country contexts, lessons learnt in-country and a global synthesis of national level findings. The national level and comparative analysis were undertaken according to the project’s results framework and theory of change model which aligns with the 8 thematic areas of the Quality Physical Education Guidelines and is annexed to the QPE Policy Project Analysis. The report concludes with a series of practical recommendations to enrich and scale the policy revision project in additional country contexts.
Target audience: Academics, policy-makers, practitioners in sport and/or physical education.
Will be launched near 6 April, International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.
Read more here : https://en.unesco.org/news/unesco-calls-investment-quality-physical-education-support-covid-19-recovery