Handbook of Physical Education




864 pages
26 MAR 2013


`This is simply the physical education book of its time. The editors must be congratulated on bringing together so many quality authors from so many different parts of the world. As a handbook, it represents how far the study of physical education has moved forward in recent times. What we have is a clear portrayal of physical education at the start of the 21st century' - Mike Jess, University of Edinburgh `This Handbook is a must read for all physical educators who are serious about understanding their subject and developing their practices. The list of authors involved reads like a who's who ' of physical education at a global level - the editors are to be commended on bringing together such collective expertise - this is a key strength of the book. The Handbook successfully expresses a view of knowledge about physical education pedagogy which embraces different research traditions and emerging areas of interest across the global scholarly community' - Jo Harris, Loughborough University `This comprehensive and eclectic exploration into the field of physical education draws on the vast expertise of its renowned international contributors with astounding results. The Handbook of Physical Education serves to firmly reinstate physical education to its position as the core discipline of sport and exercise science. The Handbook is destined to become an indispensable academic resource for scholars, students and enthusiasts of physical education for years to come' - Pilvikki Heikinaro-Johansson, University of Jyvaskyla What is the current condition of the field of physical education? How has it adapted to the rise of kinesiology, sport and exercise science and human movement studies over the last thirty years? This Handbook provides an authoritative critical overview of the field and identifies future challenges and directions. The Handbook is divided in to six parts: - Perspectives and Paradigms in Physical Education Pedagogy Research; - Cross-disciplinary Contributions to Research on Physical Education; - Learners and Learning in Physical Education; - Teachers, Teaching and Teacher Education in Physical Education; - Physical Education Curriculum; - Difference and Diversity in Physical Education. This benchmark work is essential reading for educators and students in the field of physical education.


PART ONE: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION RESEARCH The Philosophy, Science and Application of Behaviour Analysis in Physical Education - Phillip Ward Interpretive Perspectives in Physical Education Research - Clive Pope Socially Critical Research Perspectives in Physical Education - Jose Devis-Devis Physical Education Research from Postmodern, Poststructural and Postcolonial Perspectives - Jan Wright Feminist Strands, Perspectives and Methodology for Research in Physical Education - Lynda M. Nilges PART TWO: CROSS-DISCIPLINARY CONTRIBUTIONS TO RESEARCH ON PHYSICAL EDUCATION Philosophy and Physical Education - William J. Morgan The Sociology of Physical Education - John Evans and Brian Davies History of Physical Education - Murray G. Phillips and Alexander Paul Roper Social Psychology and Physical Education - Cathy Lirgg Public Health and Physical Education - Stewart G. Trost PART THREE: LEARNERS AND LEARNING IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION Time and Learning in Physical Education - Hans van der Mars The Classroom Ecology Paradigm - Peter A. Hastie and Daryl Siedentop Learner Cognition - Melinda Solmon Constructivist Perspectives on Learning - Inez Rovegno and John P. Dolly Situated Perspectives on Learning - Inez Rovegno Learners and Popular Culture - Rachel Sandford and Emma Rich Development and Learning of Motor Skill Competencies - Natalie Wallian and Ching Wei Chang Assessment for Learning in Physical Education - Peter J. Hay Students' Perspectives of Physical Education - Ben Dyson Student Learning within the Didactique Tradition - Chantal Amade-Escot PART FOUR: TEACHERS, TEACHING AND TEACHER EDUCATION IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION Theoretical Orientations in Physical Education Teacher Education - Richard Tinning Models and Curricula of Physical Education Teacher Education - Connie Collier Learning to Teach in the Field - Daniel Behets and Lieven Vergauwen Induction of Beginning Physical Educators into the School Setting - Sandra A. Stroot and Bomna Ko Teaching Styles and Inclusive Pedagogies - Mark Byra The Way to a Teacher's Heart - Kathleen M. Armour Narrative Research in Physical Education Teachers' Beliefs - Niki Tsangaridou Teachers' Knowledge - Niki Tsangaridou Coaching and Coach Education - Pierre Trudel and Wade Gilbert Physical Education Teacher Education (PE/TE) Policy - Patt Dodds PART FIVE: PHYSICAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM Curriculum Construction and Change - Dawn Penney Research into Elementary Physical Education Programs - Lisa Hunter Sport Education - Gary D. Kinchin A View of the Research Social and Individual Responsibility Programs - Don Hellison and Tom Martinek Game-centred Approaches to Teaching Physical Education - Judy Oslin and Stephen Mitchell Physical Education and Youth Sport - Kristine de Martelaer and Marc Theeboom Health-related Physical Activity in Children and Adolescents - Gregory J. Welk, Joey C. Eisenmann and James Dollman A Bio-Behavioural Perspective Adventure Education and Physical Education - Mike Brown Teaching Dance in the Curriculum - Ralph Buck PART SIX: DIFFERENCE AND DIVERSITY IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION Sexuality and Physical Education - Gill Clarke Race and Ethnicity in Physical Education - Louis Harrison Jr. and Don Belcher Disability and Physical Education - Hayley Fitzgerald Girls and Physical Education - Anne Flintoff and Shiela Scraton More Art than Science? Boys, Masculinities and Physical Education Research - Michael Gard Social Class and Physical Education - John Evans and Brian Davies