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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.

Teachers' Knowledge
Teachers' knowledge

In the past two decades several reform movements in many countries call for higher standards for teachers and teacher education. The central dilemma facing teacher educators is how to educate teachers who can and will conduct quality programs in schools. Reformers argued that quality education may occur when changes take place in teacher education curricula (Feiman-Nemser and Remillard, 1996; Kirk, 1986; Macdonald et al., 2002a; O'Sullivan, 2003; Richardson and Placier, 2001; Wilson and Berne, 1999; Zeichner, 1999). Concurrent with this call for quality teacher education programs has been a call for more research on teachers' professional knowledge. Until now, what we know about teachers' knowledge is rather mystifying. The question of how teachers and under what conditions they construct their knowledge is ...

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