Analysis of the Integration of Immigrant Students ThroughPhysical Education Classes

Macarena Ruiz-Valdivia

David Molero López-Barajas

María Luisa Zagalaz Sánchez

Javier Cachón Zagalaz

*Corresponding author: María Luisa Zagalaz-Sánchez lzagalaz@ujaen.es

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Ruiz-Valdivia, M., Molero-López Barajas, D., Zagalaz-Sánchez, M. L., & Cachón-Zagalaz, J. (2012). Analysis of the Integration of Immigrant Students ThroughPhysical Education Classes. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 108, 26-34.   https://dx.doi.org/10.5672/apunts.2014-0983.es.(2012/2).108.03

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Abstract

The paper analyses the integration of immigrant students through Physical Education (PE) classes using a sample of 322 students in the second and third stage at two primary schools aged between 9 and 14. They answered a questionnaire designed to gather information concerning their opinions about PE and the existence of problems of discrimination, inequality and integration in both PE classes and in other subjects. A descriptive study and a relationship study were performed in which statistically significant differences were found (p<.05) between sex, educational level, the origin of the students in the sample and the assessment of the items in the questionnaire.

Keywords: physical education; integration; immigration; interculturalism.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Received: May 24, 2011

Accepted: July 26, 2011

Published: April 01, 2012