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About Prof Ken Green

Ken is a Professor II at Inland University, Norway. He is Editor-in-Chief of the European Physical Education Review and on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Sports Policy and the Scandinavian Sports Studies Forum.

Teaching

His specialist teaching and research area is the Sociology of PE. He teaches on the following:

  • Introduction to the Sociology of Sport and Exercise (Level 4)
  • Issues in Physical Education (Level 6)
  • Research Methods (MSc)
  • Sociological Theory (MSc)
  • Sociology of Physical Education (MSc) 

Research

Research

  • Physical education
  • Youth sport
  • Sports participation
  • Sport in Norway and the Nordic countries
  • The Birken races in Norway
  • Sport, PE and mental health

Published Work

Selected Publications

Johansen, P.-F. & Green, K. (forthcoming) “It’s alpha omega for succeeding and thriving: Parents, children and sporting cultivation in Norway, Sport, Education and Society,

Wheeler, S. & Green, K. (under review) “The fixtures, the kits, the gear, the gum shields, the food, the snacks, the waiting, the rain, the car rides…”: Social class, parenting and children’s organised leisure, Sport, Education and Society,

Wheeler, S., Green, K. & Thurston, M. (2017) Social class and the emergent organised sporting habits of primary-aged children, European Physical Education Review.

Bengsbo, J. … Green, K., et al. (2016) Physical activity for children and youth in schools and during leisure time: Fitness, health, cognitive functioning, motivation and inclusion. Consensus statement from the Copenhagen Consensus Conference 2016. British Journal of Sports Medicine, i-first.

Jones, L. & Green, K. (2015) Who teaches primary PE? Change and transformation through the eyes of PE teachers, Sport, Education and Society, i-first.

Green, K., Thurston, M., Vaage, O. & Mordal-Moen, K. (2015) Girls, young women and sport in Norway: A case study of sporting convergence amid favourable socio-economic conditions, International Journal of Sports Policy and Politics, 7(4): 531-550.

Green, K., Thurston, M., Vaage, O. & Roberts, K. (2015) “[We’re on the right track, baby], we were born that way!” Exploring sports participation in Norway, Sport, Education & Society, 20(3): 285-303.

Green, K., Thurston, M. & Vaage, O. (2015) Isn’t it good, Norwegian wood? Lifestyle and adventure sports participation among Norwegian youth, Leisure Studies, 34(5):529-46.

Wheeler, K. & Green, K. (2014) Parenting in Relation to Children’s Sports Participation: Generational Changes and Potential Implications, Leisure Studies, 33(3): 267-284.

Green, K. (2014) Mission Impossible? Reflections on the Relationship between Physical Education, Youth Sport and Lifelong Participation, Sport, Education & Society, 19(4): 357-375.

Mordal-Moen, K. & Green, K. (2014) Neither Shaking nor Stirring. A Case-Study of Reflective Practice in Norwegian Physical Education Teacher Education, Sport, Education & Society, 19(4): 415-434.

Green K. & Smith, A. (eds) (2016) The Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport. London: Routledge.

Jones, L. & Green, K. (forthcoming) Who teaches primary physical education? Change and transformation through the eyes of subject leaders, Sport, Education & Society, London: Routledge. DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2015.1061987

Green, K., Thurston, M., Vaage, O. & Mordal-Moen, K. (2015) Girls, young women and sport in Norway: a case of sporting convergence amid favourable socio-economic circumstances, International Journal of Sports Policy and Politics,7(4): 1-20.

Green, K., Thurston, M., & Vaage, O. (2015) Isn't it good, Norwegian wood? Lifestyle and adventure sports participation among Norwegian youth, Leisure Studies, 34(5): 529-546.  

Wheeler, K. & Green, K. (2014) Parenting in relation to children’s sports participation: generational changes and potential implications, Leisure Studies,33(3): 267-284

Mordal-Moen, K. & Green, K. (2014) Physical education teacher education in Norway: the perceptions of student teachers, Sport, Education & Society, 19(6):806-823.

Mordal-Moen, K. & Green, K. (2014) Neither shaking nor stirring. A case-study of reflective Practice in Norwegian physical education teacher education, Sport, Education & Society, 19(4): 415-434.

Green, K., Thurston, M., Vaage, O. & Roberts, K. (2013) “[We’re on the right track, baby], we were born that way!” Exploring sports participation in Norway,Sport, Education & Society, 20(3): 285-303

Green, K. (2012) London 2012 and sports participation: The myths of legacy,Significance, 9(3): 13-16.

Green, K. (2012) Mission Impossible? Reflections on the relationship between physical education, youth sport and lifelong participation, Sport, Education & Society,  19(6): 806-823.

Smith, A., Thurston, M. & Green, K. (2011) Propinquity, sociability and excitement: exploring the normalization of sensible drug use among 15-16 year-olds in north-west England and north-east Wales, Journal of Youth Studies, 14(3): 359-379.

2012

Green, K. (2012) London 2012 and sports participation: The myths of legacy, Significance, 9(3), 13-16.

Mordal-Moen, K. & Green, K. (forthcoming) Physical Education Teacher Education in Norway: A Case-study of Student-Teachers’ Perceptions, Sport, Education & Society

Wheeler, K. & Green, K. (2012) Parenting in Relation to Children’s Sports Participation: Generational Changes and Potential Implications, Leisure Studies.

Green, K. (2012) Mission Impossible? Reflections on the Relationship between Physical Education, Youth Sport and Lifelong Participation, Sport, Education & Society

Mordal-Moen, K. & Green, K. (2012) Neither Shaking nor Stirring. A Case-Study of Reflective Practice in Norwegian Physical Education Teacher Education, Sport, Education & Society

2011

Smith, A., Thurston, M. & Green, K. (2011) Propinquity, Sociability and Excitement: Exploring the Normalization of Sensible Drug Use Among 15-16 year-olds in North-West England and North-East Wales, Journal of Youth Studies, 14(3): 359-379.

2009

Green, K., Smith, A. and Thurston, M. (2009). ‘Busy doing nothing?' Physical education teachers' perceptions of young people's participation in leisure-sport and physical activity, Sport, Education and Society, 14, 419-38.

Smith, A.,Green, K. and Thurston, M. (2009) ‘Activity choice' and physical education in England and Wales, Sport, Education and Society, 14, 203-222.

2007

Smith, A., Thurston, M., Green, K. and Lamb, K. (2007) Young People's Participation in Extra-Curricular Physical Education: A Study of 15-16-year-olds in the North-West of England and North-East of Wales, European Physical Education Review, 13 (3), 339- 368.

Smith, A., Thurston, M., Green, K. and Lamb, K. (2007) Young People's Participation in National Curriculum Physical Education: A Study of 15-16-year-olds in the North-West of England and North-East of Wales, European Physical Education Review, 13 (2), 165-194.

2006

Green, K. (2006) Physical Education and Figurational Sociology. An Appreciation of the Work of Eric Dunning, Sport and Society, 9 (4), 650-664.

2005

Smith, A. and Green, K. (2005) The Place of Sport and Physical Activity in Young People's Lives and its Implications for Health: Some Sociological Comments, Youth and Society, 8 (2), 241-253.

Green, K, Liston, K., Smith, A. and Bloyce, D. (2005) Violence, Competition and the Emergence and Development of Modern Sports: Reflections upon the Stokvis-Malcolm Debate, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 40 (1), 119-123.

Green, K, Smith, A. and Roberts, K. (2005) Young People and Lifelong Participation in Sport and Physical Activity: A Sociological Perspective on Contemporary Physical Education Programmes in England and Wales, Leisure Studies, 24 (1), 27-43.

2004

Smith, A., Green, K. and Roberts, K. (2004) Sports Participation and the ‘Obesity/Health Crisis': Reflections on the Case of Young People in England, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 39 (4), 457-464.

Smith, A. and Green, K. (2004) Including Pupils with Special Educational Needs in Secondary School Physical Education: A Sociological Analysis of Teachers' Views, British Journal of Sociology of Education, 25 (5), 603-617.

Green, K. (2004) Physical Education, Lifelong Participation and the ‘Couch Potato Society', Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 9 (1), 73-86.

Thurston, M. and Green, K. (2004) Adherence to Exercise in Later Life: How Can ‘Exercise on Prescription' Programmes be Made More Effective? Health Promotion International, 19 (3), 379-386.

Perry, C., Thurston, M. and Green, K. (2004) Involvement-Detachment and Researching Sexuality, Qualitative Health Research, 14 (1), 135-148.

Green, K., Smith, A. and Thurston, M. (2004) Sport, Young People and the Couch Potato Culture, Journal of the National Obesity Forum, 8, 5-6.

2002

Green, K. (2002) Physical Education and the ‘Couch Potato Society' - Part One, European Journal of Physical Education, 7 (2), 95-107.

Green, K. (2002) Physical Education, Lifelong Participation and the Work of Ken Roberts, Sport, Education and Society, 7 (2), 167-182.

Green, K. and Thurston, M. (2002) Physical Education and Health Promotion: A Qualitative Study of Teachers' Perceptions, Health Education, 102 (3), 113-123.

Green, K. (2002) Physical Education Teachers in their Figurations: A Sociological Analysis of Everyday ‘Philosophies' in Physical Education, Sport, Education and Society, 7 (1), 65-83.

2001

Green, K. (2001) Examinations in Physical Education: A Sociological Perspective on a ‘New Orthodoxy', British Journal of Sociology of Education, 22 (1), 51-74.

2000

Green, K. (2000) Extra-Curricular Physical Education: A Sociological Perspective on a ‘Sporting Bias', European Journal of Physical Education, 5 (2), 179-208.

Green, K. (2000) Exploring Physical Education Teachers' Everyday ‘Philosophies' from a Sociological Perspective, Sport, Education and Society, 5 (2), 109-129.

Green, K. (2000) Understanding Physical Education Teachers' Lives, ‘Philosophies' and Practices: The Benefits of a Sociological Approach, European Journal of Physical Education, 5 (2), 259-272.

Green, K. and Lamb, K. (2000) Health-Related Exercise, Physical Education and Effort Perception, European Journal of Physical Education, 3 (2), 88-103.

1998

Green, K. (1998) Philosophies, Ideologies and the Practice of Physical Education, Sport, Education and Society, 3 (2), 125-143.

1997

Waddington, I., Malcolm, D. and Green, K. (1997) Physical Education, Sport and Health: A Reconsideration, European Physical Education Review, 3 (2), 165-182.

1995

Green, K. (1995) Physical Education, Partnership and the Challenge of Lifelong Participation: A Shared Goal for the 21st Century? The British Journal of Physical Education, 26 (2), 26-30.

Thomas, N. and Green, K. (1995) The Integration of Children with Disabilities into Physical Education: An Unintended Consequence and a Cause for Concern, Bulletin of Physical Education, 31 (1), 30-37.

1994

Green, K. (1994) I Agree With Miss, Because..., Physical Education Review, 17 (2), 160-163.

Thomas, N. and Green, K. (1994) Physical Education Teacher Education and the ‘Special Needs' of Youngsters with Disabilities: The Need to Confront PETE's Attitude Problem, The British Journal of Physical Education, 25 (4), 26-30.

Green, K. (1994) Meeting the Challenge: Health-Related Exercise and the Encouragement of Lifelong Participation, Bulletin of Physical Education, 30 (3), 27-34.

1993

Green, K. (1993) Primary Practice and the Gender Bias in Physical Education, Bulletin of Physical Education, 29 (2), 31-35.

Books

Green, K., Sigurjónsson, T & Skille, E.Å. (eds) (forthcoming) Sport in Scandinavia and the Nordic Countries. London: Routledge.

Green, K. & Smith, A. (eds) (2016) The Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport. London: Routledge.

Green, K. (2015) 理解体育 (Understanding Physical Education). Beijing: Central China University Press/Sage. (Mandarin translation)

Green, K. (2010) Key Themes in Youth Sport. London: Routledge.

Green, K. (2008) Understanding Physical Education. London: Sage.

Smith, A. & Green, K. (eds) (due 2014) A Handbook of Youth Sport. London: Routledge.

Hardman, K. & Green, K. (eds) (2011) Contemporary Issues in Physical Education: An International Dimension. Aachen: Meyer and Meyer Verlag.

Green, K. (2010) Key Themes in Youth Sport. London: Routledge.

Green, K. (2008) Understanding Physical Education. London: Sage Publication.

Green, K and Hardman, K. (eds) (2005) Physical Education: Essential Issues. London: Sage Publications.

Green, K. (2003) Physical Education Teachers on Physical Education. Chester: Chester Academic Press.

Green, K. and Hardman, K. (eds) (1998, 2000, 2006) Physical Education: A Reader. Aachen: Meyer and Meyer Verlag.

Chapters

Green, K. (2013) Roberts’ and Brodie’s ‘Inner-City Sport’: A hidden gem? In Ivan Waddington, Andy Smith & Ken Green (eds.) Doing Real-World Research in Sports Studies. London: Routledge.

Green, K. (2013) Physical education and youth sport: In search of the ‘holy grail’. In Mojca Doupna Topic & Tanja Kajtna (eds) Youth Sport. Lubljana: University of Ljubljana. Pp.21-34.

Green, K., Smith, A. & Roberts, K. (2011) Social Class, Young People, Sport and Physical Education, in Richard Giulianotti (ed.) Sociology of Sport. London: SAGE Publications

Green, K., Smith, A. & Roberts, K. (2011) Young People and Lifelong Participation in Physical Education: A Sociological Perspective on Contemporary Physical Education Programmes in England and Wales, in David Kirk (ed.) Major Themes in Education: Physical Education. Oxford: Routledge.

Green, K. (2011) Physical Education Teachers in their Figurations: A Sociological Analysis of Everyday ‘Philosophies’, in David Kirk (ed.) Major Themes in Education: Physical Education. Oxford: Routledge.

Bloyce, D. & Green, K. (2010) Sports Development Officers on Sports Development. In B. Houlihan (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Sports Development. Oxford: Routledge. Pp.473-482.

Green, K. (2010) Physical Education Teachers in their Figurations: A Sociological Analysis of Everyday ‘Philosophies’, in Richard Bailey and David Kirk (eds) The Routledge Physical Education Reader. Oxford: Routledge.

Green, K. (2009) Exploring Physical Education Teachers' Everyday ‘Philosophies' from a Sociological Perspective. In R. Bailey and D. Kirk (eds) The Routledge Physical Education Reader. London: Routledge.

Green, K. (2008) Physical Education and Figurational Sociology. An Appreciation of the Work of Eric Dunning. In I. Waddington and D. Malcolm (eds) Matters of Sport: Essays in Honour of Eric Dunning. London: Routledge.

Green, K. (2007) Publishing and the peer-review process in the age of the ‘impact factor'. In J. Devis-Devis (ed.) Quality Journals in Physical Education and Sport, Valencia: University of Valencia.

Green, K., Smith, A., Thurston, M. and Lamb, K. (2007) Gender and secondary school National Curriculum Physical Education: Change alongside continuity. In I. Wellard (ed.) Rethinking Gender and Youth Sport London: Routledge.

Qualifications

BA (Hons), PGCE, MEd, MSc, PhD