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What is the condition of the field of Physical Education? How is 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 sections: Perspectives and Paradigms in Physical Education Research; Cross-disciplinary Contributions to Research Philosophy; Learning in Physical Education; Teaching Styles and Inclusive Pedagogies; Physical Education Curriculum; and Difference and Diversity in Physical Education.
Section IV: Teachers, Teaching and Teacher Education in Physical Education
Introduction to Section IV[Page 367]
Teachers and teacher educators internationally have come under enormous scrutiny in recent years. Numerous reports have highlighted the failure of students to thrive and achieve in schools, as measured by a series of standardized achievement tests. These failures, regardless of their veracity, have been attributed in part to poor teaching and teacher education programs that fail to prepare teachers for the realities and challenges of contemporary schools.
In similar fashion, reports documenting physical activity and nutrition levels of children have suggested that poor quality physical education experiences are partly responsible for what some have called a rising tide of overweight and inactive youth around the world. Recent ...