Primary Physical Education in Cyprus

Authored by: Ermis Kyriakides , Niki Tsangaridou

Routledge Handbook of Primary Physical Education

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

Print ISBN: 9781138682344
eBook ISBN: 9781315545257
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315545257-25

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Abstract

Cyprus is an island country situated at the northeastern end of the Mediterranean sea, having an area of 9,251 km² and population size of 847,000 (Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus, 2014). Cyprus has been a member state of the European Union since 2004, and its culture is deemed comparable to European countries. As is the case with the majority of European countries, education in Cyprus is compulsory until the age of 15 years (EACEA, 2016a), and it aims to provide equal opportunities to all students.

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