`For any student of physical education, Physical Education provides an excellent springboard from which to explore theoretical aspects of their subject. The list of authors reads like a who's who of PE and the extensive list of references provides opportunities to investigate areas of interest in more depth' - John Matthews, Chief Executive PEA UK
'Distinguished authors who provide critical analyses of key contemporary issues in physical education: a core text.... Required reading for anybody seeking insight into the key issues of the day in physical education' - Dr Dick Fisher, Vice Principal of St. Mary's University College and Honorary President of the European Physical Education Associations
Aimed at students of physical education and sport in schools, this book consists of a collection of essential readings, covering a breadth of salient and enduring themes, as well as contemporary issues. Many of the authors are distinguished figures who have, over the last two decades, made substantial and distinctive contributions to our understanding of the process of physical education.
Themes explored include: the nature and values of physical education; the relationship between the subject and physical activity and health; the growth of examinations in physical education and innovations and developments in teaching styles and formats. The study of physical education has increasingly become multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary and the book reflects this, incorporating philosophical, sociological, pedagogical and comparative perspectives.
This book will give readers, both in the UK and internationally, and at all levels of education, a greater understanding of the subject.
Introduction - Ken Green and Ken HardmanKen Green and Ken Hardman The Nature and Values of Physical Education - Mike McNamee Policy, Power and Politics in Physical Education - Dawn Penney and John Evans Physical Education in Schools in European Context - Ken Hardman and Joe Marshall Charter Principles, Promises and Implementation Realities Physical Activity, Physical Fitness, Health and Young People - Richard Winsley and Neil Armstrong Health-Related Exercise and Physical Education - Jo Harris Extra-Curricular Physical Education in Secondary Schools in England and Wales - Ken Green Reflections on the `State of Play' Teachers, Teaching and Pedagogy Physical Education - Susan Capel Model-Based Teaching and Assessment in Physical Education - David Kirk The Tactical Games Model Examinations - Ken Green A `New Orthodoxy' in Physical Education? Gender and Physical Education - Anne Flintoff and Sheila Scraton Social Class, Young People, Sport and Physical Education - Ken Green, Andy Smith and Ken Roberts `Race' and Physical Education, Sport and Dance - Tansin Benn Inclusion, Special Educational Needs, Disability and Physical Education - Andy Smith and Nigel Thomas