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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.

Teaching Dance in the Curriculum
Teaching dance in the curriculum

This chapter looks at how dance has been theorized, and how it has been argued for and conceptualized in curricula, and subsequently the issues that arise when we teach dance in the classroom. Cognisance is taken that dance, though once mostly nurtured by physical education curricula and teachers, is now increasingly found in the arts curricula. This chapter accounts for this trend and its literature. A brief international survey notes the rationale for dance and its placement in various curricula.

The Handbook of Research in Physical Education responds to the fact that physical education curricula and physical education teachers are variously maintaining interest in and advocating for dance in education contexts. This chapter also recognizes the increasing ...

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