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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.

Physical Education Curriculum
Physical education curriculum
Introduction to Section V

What gets taught and learned across the curriculum has come under scrutiny as schools are positioned as both the problem and solution in relation to a number of social, health, economic and political issues. More specifically, 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. With this pressure, as one of the three message systems of schooling — curriculum, pedagogy and assessment (Bernstein, 2001) — the curriculum has become a site for increased governmental planning, monitoring, and evaluation. This section of the handbook provides a critical review of what ...

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