Primary Physical Education in Norway

Authored by: Laura Suominen , Gunn Engelsrud , Vegard Fusche Moe , Petter Erik Leirhaug

Routledge Handbook of Primary Physical Education

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138682344
eBook ISBN: 9781315545257
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In Norway, all children have 10 years of compulsory school starting at age 6, and almost all pupils continue on to three years of upper secondary school. Physical education (PE) is a mandatory subject throughout these 13 years. Following a brief presentation of the educational context focusing on primary school PE, this chapter will concentrate on grades 1 to 7 (ages 6 to 12 years).

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