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Politics Policy and Practice in Physical Education

Politics  Policy and Practice in Physical Education Author John Evans
ISBN-10 9781135814533
Release 2002-09-11
Pages 172
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Using the example and context of Physical Education, a particularly vivid and comprehensive illustration is provided of the processes involved in the development of the National Curriculum for Physical Education in England and Wales between 1988-1995. The authors draw upon the extensive research to provide an analysis, description and critique of the direct and indirect influences of central government, local education authorities, schools, departments and teachers in the development of policy and practice in Physical Education. The highly political nature of policy developments in education, and Physical Education in particular, is demonstrated clearly throughout. A valuable contribution to existing literature, this book helps students and researchers piece together the last ten years of policy-making in education and offers a new perspective on the future of Physical Education in the United Kingdom.



Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity Policy and Practice

Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity Policy and Practice Author Joe Piggin
ISBN-10 9781317374169
Release 2017-12-22
Pages 608
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Physical activity, inactivity and their relationship to health are serious concerns for governments around the world. This is the first book to critically examine the policy and practice of physical activity from a multi-disciplinary, social-scientific perspective. Moving beyond the usual biophysical and epidemiological approaches, it defines and explores the key themes that are shaping the global physical activity debate. Unrivalled in its scale and scope, it presents the latest data on physical activity from around the world, including case studies from Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia. Drawing on social, economic and behavioural sciences, it covers contexts from the global to the local and introduces the dominant ideas which inform the study of physical activity. Its 41 chapters examine the use of different forms of evidence in policymaking, the role of organisations in advocating physical activity, and the practical realities of public health interventions. The Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity Policy and Practice is a landmark publication for all students, academics, policymakers and practitioners interested in the social-scientific study of sport, exercise, physical activity and public health.



Gender and Physical Education

Gender and Physical Education Author Dawn Penney
ISBN-10 0415235758
Release 2002
Pages 230
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Gender and Physical Education offers a critical and comprehensive commentary on issues relating to gender in PE and teacher education. The book challenges our understandings of gender, equity and identity in PE, establishing a conceptual and historical foundation for the issue, as well as presenting a wealth of original research material. The book delivers a critical analysis of the progress and shortcomings pf contemporary policies and practice in PE as they relate to gender, and reflects on the similarities and differences between developments in the UK, US and Australia. It also offers a new framework for research, policy and practice with a view to advancing gender equity, and addresses the roles that teachers, educators and policy makers can play in challenging existing inequalities. Gender and Physical Education is important reading for students and lecturers in education, teacher educators and providers of continuing professional development in PE, and anybody concerned with gender issues in education, PE or sport.



Examination Physical Education

Examination Physical Education Author Trent D. Brown
ISBN-10 9781317622772
Release 2017-09-05
Pages 264
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In recent decades physical education has moved from the margins, redefining itself as an academic subject. An important component of this transformation has been the introduction of high-stakes examinations at key points in a student’s school career and the emergence of ‘examination physical education’ as the dominant paradigm in many educational systems around the world. This book is the first to explore the growing international literature on examination physical education and draw on research to extend the political, academic and professional debates around the subject to explore its limitations and possibilities. Addressing key topics such as curriculum development, assessment methods, and teacher education, it seeks to assess how our existing knowledge of examination physical education can be best translated into pedagogical practice in the classroom. Complementing other texts in the Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport Series, it makes an original and informed contribution to current discussions of physical education. Examination Physical Education: Policy, Practice and Possibilities is important reading for any student, researcher or teacher educator with an interest in physical education, sports pedagogy and education policy.



Physical Education

Physical Education Author Ken Green
ISBN-10 0761944982
Release 2005
Pages 248
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This book is a core text for physical education courses. It deals with enduring themes and contemporary issues in primary and secondary physical education.



Contemporary Uses of Technology in K12 Physical Education

Contemporary Uses of Technology in K12 Physical Education Author Steve Sanders
ISBN-10 9781617359613
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 229
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What do teachers, principals, school administrators, superintendents, state policy makers, and parents need to know about the growing trend to use technology in physical activity environments? How can technology be used to increase not only fitness levels but academic learning in today’s youth? How can kids benefit from increased use of technology in physical education? These questions and others are answered in this volume of the series Educational Policy in the 21st Century: Opportunities, Challenges, and Solutions. An entire generation is growing up without the benefits of daily physical activity. The daily experiences of our children are centered on the use of technology driven, mostly sedentary, activities. Technology should be considered a viable tool that can increase physical activity levels when implemented effectively. The lack of contemporary programs and strategies that motivate participants to want to participate daily in physical activity has created a culture of inactivity and obesity and is having a profound effect on the physical health and academic learning potential of today’s youth. In this volume the authors suggest current trends and explore the enormous potential of technology in motivating youth to commit to daily physical activity. Authors detail contemporary programs, teaching strategies and contemporary technologies beginning to be used in schools across the country, and suggest policies, directions, and cost considerations for implementing technology based learning in physical activity and physical education settings.



Sport Physical Activity and Public Health

Sport  Physical Activity and Public Health Author Louise Mansfield
ISBN-10 9781351621144
Release 2017-09-14
Pages 224
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This edited collection includes articles which examine the complex relationships between sport, physical activity and public health. It reflects a current expansion in academic, policy and practice interest in sport and physical activity for public health. Our contributors discuss issues connected to the politics and policy of sport, physical activity and public health by focusing on a range of theoretical themes including evidence and knowledge production, national policies and the political promotion of sport and physical activity for health, sports mega-events and public health, social diversity in community sport for health programming, education and training in physical education and fitness sectors, and critical perspectives on partnership working in sport and public health. Overall, the chapters reflect debate about the motivations of national and local government intervention in policy making on public health that includes the role of sport and / or physical activity, and explores the discussions about the impact that such policy decisions have on people and their communities. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics.



Routledge Handbook of Physical Education Pedagogies

Routledge Handbook of Physical Education Pedagogies Author Catherine D. Ennis
ISBN-10 9781317589501
Release 2016-08-05
Pages 664
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The first fully comprehensive review of theory, research and practice in physical education to be published in over a decade, this handbook represents an essential, evidence-based guide for all students, researchers and practitioners working in PE. Showcasing the latest research and theoretical work, it offers important insights into effective curriculum management, student learning, teaching and teacher development across a variety of learning environments. This handbook not only examines the methods, influences and contexts of physical education in schools, but also discusses the implications for professional practice. It includes both the traditional and the transformative, spanning physical education pedagogies from the local to the international. It also explores key questions and analysis techniques used in PE research, illuminating the links between theory and practice. Its nine sections cover a wide range of topics including: curriculum theory, development, policy and reform transformative pedagogies and adapted physical activity educating teachers and analysing teaching the role of student and teacher cognition achievement motivation. Offering an unprecedented wealth of material, the Routledge Handbook of Physical Education Pedagogies is an essential reference for any undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme in physical education or sports coaching, and any teacher training course with a physical education element.



Routledge Handbook of Primary Physical Education

Routledge Handbook of Primary Physical Education Author Gerald Griggs
ISBN-10 9781134819300
Release 2017-11-27
Pages 346
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The Routledge Handbook of Primary Physical Education goes further than any other book in exploring the specific theoretical and practical components of teaching PE at the primary or elementary school level. As the most comprehensive review of theory, research and practice in primary PE yet published, it represents an essential evidence-based guide for all students, researchers and practitioners working in this area. Written by a team of leading international primary PE specialists from academic and practitioner backgrounds, this handbook examines the three discourses that dominate contemporary PE: health, education and sport. With case studies from twelve countries, including the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Spain and South Korea, it provides a truly international perspective on key themes and issues such as: primary PE pedagogy, policy and curriculum development assessment and standards child development diversity and inclusion teacher training and professional development. Offering an unprecedented wealth of material, this handbook is an invaluable reference for any undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme in primary physical education or any primary teacher training course with a physical education element.



Sociology of Sport and Physical Education

Sociology of Sport and Physical Education Author Anthony Laker
ISBN-10 9781134562978
Release 2012-10-12
Pages 256
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This text, intended for undergraduates on various education and sport related degree courses, covers the key, current issues in the field of sociology of sport and physical education. The first section of the text covers the importance of sport in culture, its theoretical background, and methodological issues in research. The main body of the text then discusses issues including the sporting body, participation and socialisation into sport, the hidden curriculum, critical pedagogy, and sport and the media. Laker discusses in depth gender, race and ethnicity, class, and equality, and he looks at sport and the media, and the involvement of politics. The chapters are each rounded off with challenging 'reflection' questions, activities and tasks for the reader to fulfill.



The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport Leisure and Physical Education

The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport  Leisure and Physical Education Author Louise Mansfield
ISBN-10 9781137533180
Release 2017-11-06
Pages 888
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This handbook provides an original, comprehensive and unparalleled overview of feminist scholarship in sport, leisure and physical education. It captures the complexities of past, current and future developments in feminism while highlighting its theoretical, methodological and empirical applications. It also critically engages with policy and practice issues for women and girls taking part in sport and leisure pursuits and in physical education provision. The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education is international in scope and includes the work of established and emerging feminist scholars. It will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including sociology, gender studies, sport sciences, and sports business and management.



Research and Practice in Physical Education

Research and Practice in Physical Education Author Ger Halbert
ISBN-10 9780415698634
Release 2013
Pages 207
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Research findings in education can provide invaluable insight into how teaching practice can be improved, but research papers are often inaccessible and hard to digest. This innovative new text is designed to assist physical education students, pre-service teachers, practising teachers and teacher educators to learn how to read research and to apply it to practice in primary and secondary physical education. The text also provides insights and implications for those working with young people in physical activity and sport settings. The book presents a clear, step-by-step guide to how to read and interpret research, followed by a series of short and engaging introductions to contemporary research studies on key topics in physical education, from classroom management and programme design to assessment and social issues. Each study is discussed from the point of view of researcher, teacher educator and primary and post primary teacher, providing the reader with invaluable insight into how to use research to generate new ideas and improve their teaching practice. Research and Practice in Physical Education is the perfect companion to any course in research methods, current issues, learning and teaching, or pedagogy and curriculum in physical education.



Physical Education

Physical Education Author Malcolm Thorburn
ISBN-10 1906716072
Release 2010-01
Pages 92
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The authors help readers comprehend, in greater detail, some of the complexities involved in understanding physical education in its modern conlext. Accordingly, they review many of the contested arguments about the nature and purposes of physical education and the pedagogical and professional challenges which lie ahead. In order that their arguments are suitably contextualised, the book discusses the associated issues of health and well-being and youth sport to ensure that readers can gain a rounded and more complete understanding of physical education.



Complexity Thinking in Physical Education

Complexity Thinking in Physical Education Author Tim Hopper
ISBN-10 9780415507219
Release 2013
Pages 217
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This title focuses on complexity thinking in the context of physical education, enabling fresh ways of thinking about research, teaching, curriculum and learning. Written by a team of leading international physical education scholars, the book highlights how the considerable theoretical promise of complexity can be reflected in the actual policies, pedagogies and practices of physical education.



A level Physical Education

A level Physical Education Author David Kirk
ISBN-10 0736033920
Release 2002
Pages 373
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Written by an outstanding team of authors, A-Level Physical Education: The Reflective Performerwas created to meet the specific subject criteria that the Qualifications Curriculum Authority (QCA) has stipulated for the development of A-level specifications in physical education in England and Wales. This indispensable text is comprehensive, accessible and up to date. The content of the text corresponds perfectly to the QCA criteria for A-level study in sport, preparing students as thoroughly as possible for course exams and university-level study. The book presents comprehensive coverage of every dimension of performance studied in A-level physical education: - Educational, ethical and psychological - Biophysical - Historical - Social and cultural - Political and policy-related The book is written specifically with A-level students in mind, so it presents the information clearly and accessibly. It contains powerful teaching tools designed to enhance student learning. Each chapter begins with an overview of the topics discussed, an introduction and target learning outcomes to help students identify the chapter's objectives. Margin notes throughout the text point out key information, allowing students to review the important points and providing an easy-to-follow structure. The book incorporates numerous action-oriented task assignments that allow students to check their understanding of key concepts. The tasks give students an opportunity to put their education to work in practical applications so that they can see how theoretical issues affect real-life situations. Each chapter concludes with a summary and a list of resources for further information. There are also exam-style questions and answers. Students can use the study questions to test themselves on the material, then check their answers for immediate feedback on their progress. The information in A-Level Physical Education: The Reflective Performercan be adapted easily to meet the unique curriculum requirements of different examination-board specifications. Educators can use the corresponding electronic teacher guide and Web site to modify, arrange and supplement the information in the text. The ancillary materials make it easy to find and integrate supplementary information without searching through multiple resources. Because the authors are active researchers who are specialists in their fields, A-Level Physical Education: The Reflective Performercontains the most up-to-date information available. David Kirk and Dawn Penney have been consultants to the QCA for the accreditation of A-level physical education courses. David Kirk, Dawn Penney, Robin Burgess-Limerick and Trish Gorely are lecturers at distinguished universities and are experts on the policy, pedagogy, history and sociology of physical education and sport development as well as biomechanics, physiology, and sport and exercise psychology. Colette Maynard is a teacher adviser for physical education in the Worcestershire Local Education Authority. For a comprehensive, student-friendly, adaptable text that meets QCA and examination-board requirements, turn to A-Level Physical Education: The Reflective Performer. It's a complete resource for A-level study in physical education.



Equity and Inclusion in Physical Education and Sport

Equity and Inclusion in Physical Education and Sport Author Gary Stidder
ISBN-10 9780415670609
Release 2012
Pages 220
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An essential component of good practice in physical education is ensuring inclusivity for all pupils, regardless of need, ability or background. Now in a fully revised and updated new edition, Equity and Inclusion in Physical Education fully explores the theoretical and practical issues faced by physical education teachers today. The book amalgamates areas of critical debate within the world of physical education and is structured around the key topics of ability, special educational needs, gender, sexuality, social class, race and ethnicity. These issues are discussed in relation to principles of equity, equality of opportunity, pedagogy, differentiation, curriculum planning and cultural awareness. Other chapters explore contemporary themes such as healthism and obesity and values in physical education and policy, whilst a chapter new to this edition demonstrates the importance of reflexivity and critical self-reflection in good inclusive practice. As well as being a perfect introductory text for any course on inclusion or inclusive practice in physical education, the book offers invaluable, practical advice for established professionals, newly qualified teachers and trainees about how to meet equity and inclusion requirements. Examples of good practice are included throughout, as well as guidance on how to implement an inclusive PE curriculum within the school.



The Psychology of Teaching Physical Education

The Psychology of Teaching Physical Education Author Bonnie Blankenship
ISBN-10 9781351817264
Release 2017-05-26
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This book weaves together theory, research, and practical information related to the psychological aspects of physical education. Unlike other exercise/sport psychology books on the market, The Psychology of Teaching Physical Education is written especially for future and practicing physical educators and focuses on the psychological principles and strategies that are most relevant to them. The book covers the important topics of motivation, reinforcement, feedback, modeling, prosocial behaviors/moral development, and self-perception. In each chapter, narratives about real practicing teachers show how they apply the principles and theories of psychology to physical education, and particularly to actual situations that readers are likely to encounter professionally. Each chapter contains three main sections: following an opening scenario in which Blankenship captures the reader's attention with a real-life problem, the author then (1) highlights theories related to the subject matter of the chapter, (2) summarizes the research that has been conducted on the theories and the chapter topic, and (3) gives examples of practical applications of the theory and research to physical education. Throughout the chapter, as the theory, research, and application of the topic are discussed, Blankenship presents possible solutions to the challenge presented in the chapter-opening vignette. The classroom applications and real-world examples are relevant to many different physical education settings, including those at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, in both urban and rural schools representing various geographical regions of the country. These examples bring the theories to life and help readers envision how their own classes will benefit as they apply what theyA-ve learned about the psychology of teaching physical education. Key Features of the Book A theory-to-research-to-practice approach. An author whose background in both sport psychology and physical education makes her uniquely qualified to write this book. Chapter-ending application exercises that encourage readers to go beyond rote memorization of concepts and principles to apply what they learned in various specific examples. Sample instructional models and guidelines to enable readers to incorporate concepts discussed in the chapter into their own classes. A comprehensive glossary.