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
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315545257-26

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Abstract

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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