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Physical Education
Essential Issues

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Ken Green - University of Chester, UK and Inland University of Applied Sciences (Høgskolen i Innlandet), Norway
  • Kenneth Hardman - University of Manchester, UK

November 2004 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`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.


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Introduction
Mike McNamee
The Nature and Values of Physical Education
Dawn Penney and John Evans
Policy, Power and Politics in Physical Education
Ken Hardman and Joe Marshall
Physical Education in Schools in European Context
Charter Principles, Promises and Implementation Realities

 
Richard Winsley and Neil Armstrong
Physical Activity, Physical Fitness, Health and Young People
Jo Harris
Health-Related Exercise and Physical Education
Ken Green
Extra-Curricular Physical Education in Secondary Schools in England and Wales
Reflections on the `State of Play'

 
Susan Capel
Teachers, Teaching and Pedagogy Physical Education
David Kirk
Model-Based Teaching and Assessment in Physical Education
The Tactical Games Model

 
Ken Green
Examinations
A `New Orthodoxy' in Physical Education?

 
Anne Flintoff and Sheila Scraton
Gender and Physical Education
Ken Green, Andy Smith and Ken Roberts
Social Class, Young People, Sport and Physical Education
Tansin Benn
`Race' and Physical Education, Sport and Dance
Andy Smith and Nigel Thomas
Inclusion, Special Educational Needs, Disability and Physical Education

`For any student of Physical Education, Physical Education: Essential Issues 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

'Green and Hardman have brought together a comprehensive collection of studies by well-known writers that will provide students with news of breaking developments in physical education as well as the most recent thinking on enduring issues in the field. At a time of considerable reform in schools, this book represents a timely and authoritative introduction to the study of physical education' - Professor David Kirk, Loughborough University


"We used your text Physical Education: Essentials Issues... it was a perfect match for their Fundamentals course and afforded us great platform for learning and discussion. 

                                                                                      —Connie S. Collier, Kent State University

Connie S. Collier
Kent State University

This book has been mainly useful for student teachers who are completing final year project work on the subject of physical education.

Mrs Sarah Martin-Denham
Education , Sunderland University
April 21, 2015

Has formed part of the reading list for several key modules.

Mr Jordan Wintle
School of Sport & Exercise, Gloucestershire University
February 10, 2015

A very good book that discusses a variety of contemporary issues in Physical Education

Mr Michael Hobson
School of Education, St Mary's University College Twickenham
June 13, 2014

This text will supplement the trainees understanding of issues in PE with a view to extending and enriching their subject knowledge and understanding. It will enable them to look beyond their day to day teaching commitments and consider other areas such as policy and politics and PE in a European context. A supplementary resource for this particular course.

Mrs Alison Carney
Department of Childhood Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University
December 3, 2012

An excellent book reflecting a multidisciplinary approach aimed at student's understanding of the various themes explored; such as history of psysical education, values and the relationship between psysical activity and health. It also covers key aspects of contemporary issues in physical education, as well as innovations and developments in teaching styles and approaches

Dr Praxoulla Rameshwar
FHSCS, Kingston University
November 14, 2011

Core aspects in relation to physical education are included in this book, through anlysis of values, politics, gender, social class and more. The reader is effectively offered a wealth of material to enhance and broaden their understanding of physical education as an academic subject in its own right.

Ms Rachael Jefferson-Buchanan
School of Education, Bath Spa University
September 7, 2011

This book will give our students a clear understanding of the many issues that we face as teachers, at the 'chalkface' of education. I particularly like Chapter 7 which highlights the methods of teaching we use to engage pupils in their own learning. Capel demonstrates how these methods can provide a rich context for learning, which is based upon research and teachers' values and beliefs. A very useful text.

Mr Andy Stopher
School of Education Studies, St Mary's College
July 22, 2011

As well as being good for AS and A2 PE, this book is useful for teaching the issues that surround sports development.

Mr Ewan Mendez
Sport, Oaklands College
October 1, 2010

Sample Materials & Chapters

PDF file of Chapter 1

PDF file of Introduction


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