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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.

Students' Perspectives of Physical Education
Students' perspectives of physical education
Introduction

If aliens from another world landed on planet earth and consulted the professional literature to learn about our education system, it would be quite possible for them to overlook the perspectives of students in the entire process. Ironically, the two groups most intimately involved in the day-to-day function of education, teachers and students, have rarely been asked for their thoughts by researchers (Brooker and Macdonald, 1999; Cohn and Kottkamp, 1993; Corbett and Wilson, 1995, 2002). In handbooks of research on teaching there is little research on students' perspectives in the classroom or in the physical education gymnasium (Graber, 2001; Richardson, 2001; Travers, 1973; Wittrock, 1986). An illustration of the lack of attention paid to this area ...

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