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Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport


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Precarity, Critical Pedagogy and Physical Education

Precarity, Critical Pedagogy and Physical Education

1st Edition

Forthcoming

David Kirk
September 12, 2019

This unflinching analysis explains the nature of precarity and its detrimental effects on the health and wellbeing of young people. It exposes physical educators’ unpreparedness to provide inclusive, fair and equitable forms of physical education that might empower young people to overcome the mal...

Physical Literacy across the World

Physical Literacy across the World

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Margaret Whitehead
June 21, 2019

Physical Literacy across the World records the progress of the concept of physical literacy over the last decade. It examines developments, issues and controversies in physical literacy studies, and looks at how the concept has been implemented around the world. Contributions from practitioners...

Examination Physical Education: Policy, Practice and Possibilities

Examination Physical Education: Policy, Practice and Possibilities

1st Edition

Trent D. Brown, Dawn Penney
January 31, 2019

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...

Young People, Social Media and Health

Young People, Social Media and Health

1st Edition

Victoria Goodyear, Kathleen Armour
November 06, 2018

The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.tandfebooks.com/doi/view/10.4324/9781351026987, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license The pervasiveness of social media in young people’s lives is widely acknowledged, yet...

Play, Physical Activity and Public Health: The Reframing of Children's Leisure Lives

Play, Physical Activity and Public Health: The Reframing of Children's Leisure Lives

1st Edition

Stephanie A. Alexander, Katherine L. Frohlich, Caroline Fusco
July 26, 2018

Are children playing less than they used to? Are rising obesity rates linked to a decline in children’s time to play freely? These and other related questions have filled the pages of newspapers, magazines and scholarly journals for the past decade. Researchers and journalists have attributed these...

Redesigning Physical Education: An Equity Agenda in Which Every Child Matters

Redesigning Physical Education: An Equity Agenda in Which Every Child Matters

1st Edition

Hal A. Lawson
July 05, 2018

Redesigning Physical Education is a bold and innovative manifesto for the fundamental redesign of physical education for the twenty-first-century world. Aiming at better outcomes for children, better working conditions for teachers, and innovative solutions to the decline of school PE, it calls for...

Teacher Socialization in Physical Education: New Perspectives

Teacher Socialization in Physical Education: New Perspectives

1st Edition

K. Andrew R. Richards, Karen Lux Gaudreault
June 15, 2018

Socialization is a complex process which has a profound effect on how we experience teaching and learning. The study of teachers’ lives and careers through the lens of occupational socialization theory has a rich history in physical education. However, as the social and political climates...

Digital Technology in Physical Education: Global Perspectives

Digital Technology in Physical Education: Global Perspectives

1st Edition

Jeroen Koekoek, Ivo van Hilvoorde
May 31, 2018

The rapid development of digital technologies has opened up new possibilities for how Physical Education is taught. This book offers a comprehensive, practice-oriented and critical exploration of the actual and potential applications of digital technologies in PE. It considers the opportunities...

The Female Tradition in Physical Education: Women First reconsidered

The Female Tradition in Physical Education: Women First reconsidered

1st Edition

David Kirk, Patricia Vertinsky
October 12, 2017

The Female Tradition in Physical Education re-examines a key question in the history of modern education: why did the remarkably successful leaders of female physical education, who pioneered the development of the subject in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century England, Canada, Australia...

Girls, Gender and Physical Education: An Activist Approach

Girls, Gender and Physical Education: An Activist Approach

1st Edition

Kimberly L. Oliver, David Kirk
March 31, 2017

In this powerfully argued and progressive study, Kimberly Oliver and David Kirk call for a radical reconstruction of the teaching of physical education for girls. Despite forty years of theorization and practical intervention, girls are still disengaging from physical education, dropping out of...

Teaching Tactical Creativity in Sport: Research and Practice

Teaching Tactical Creativity in Sport: Research and Practice

1st Edition

Daniel Memmert
November 15, 2016

Creativity is an essential component of sport performance. The player who can make decisions that are both unexpected – and therefore less easily predicted by his/her opponent – and appropriate is the player who is likely to be successful. In this ground-breaking new book Daniel Memmert explores...

Workplace Learning in Physical Education: Emerging Teachers’ Stories from the Staffroom and Beyond

Workplace Learning in Physical Education: Emerging Teachers’ Stories from the Staffroom and Beyond

1st Edition

Tony Rossi, lisahunter, Erin Christensen, Doune Macdonald
July 04, 2016

Pre-service and beginning teachers have to negotiate an unfamiliar and often challenging working environment, in both teaching spaces and staff spaces. Workplace Learning in Physical Education explores the workplace of teaching as a site of professional learning. Using stories and narratives from...

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