The Role of Physical Education in Closing the Gender Gap in Enrolment and Performance

Authors

  • Sheetal Devi Physical Education Department. Chaudhari Ranbir Singh University Jind.

Keywords:

Gender Disparities, Physical Education, Participation

Abstract

There has been widespread agreement for quite some time that physical education (PE) must be a part of every school's curriculum. In addition to improving kids' physical health, physical education also helps them grow emotionally, mentally, and socially. But there is still a gender difference in physical education enrollment and achievement, even though it is crucial. This research delves into the complex nature of the gender gap and examines how physical education programmes may help close it. Various social and cultural variables contribute to the perpetuation of prejudices and assumptions about sports and physical exercise, which in turn causes a gender difference in PE enrollment. Societal expectations, worries about one's body image, and a lack of access to sports facilities are some of the obstacles that girls may encounter. Consequently, kids might not be as motivated to join gym clubs or play sports after school. A multipronged strategy that includes dismantling preconceptions, encouraging diversity, and giving females access to a range of physical activities that suit their interests and preferences is necessary to overcome these obstacles.

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Published

2024-03-18

How to Cite

Sheetal Devi. (2024). The Role of Physical Education in Closing the Gender Gap in Enrolment and Performance. Innovative Research Thoughts, 10(1), 110–113. Retrieved from https://irt.shodhsagar.com/index.php/j/article/view/765