- Subject index
`For any student of physical education, Physical Education provides an excellent springboard from which to explore theoretical aspects of their subject. The list of authors reads like a who's who of PE and the extensive list of references provides opportunities to investigate areas of interest in more depth' - John Matthews, Chief Executive PEA UK 'Distinguished authors who provide critical analyses of key contemporary issues in physical education: a core text…. Required reading for anybody seeking insight into the key issues of the day in physical education' - Dr Dick Fisher, Vice Principal of St. Mary's University College and Honorary President of the European Physical Education AssociationsAimed at students of physical education and sport in schools, this book consists of a collection of essential readings, covering a breadth of salient and enduring themes, as well as contemporary issues. Many of the authors are distinguished figures who have, over the last two decades, made substantial and distinctive contributions to our understanding of the process of physical education.Themes explored include: the nature and values of physical education; the relationship between the subject and physical activity and health; the growth of examinations in physical education and innovations and developments in teaching styles and formats. The study of physical education has increasingly become multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary and the book reflects this, incorporating philosophical, sociological, pedagogical and comparative perspectives.This book will give readers, both in the UK and internationally, and at all levels of education, a greater understanding of the subject.
Chapter 2: Policy, Power and Politics in Physical Education
Policy, Power and Politics in Physical Education
Policies are everywhere and always, it seems, likely to change. Policies new and old are very much a part of our daily lives and everyday thinking. Sometimes we are all too aware of their influence, at other times not. Yet, like it or not, policy frames and forms the fabric of our personal and professional lives. The time that the school bell rings and the children arrive, the length of the school day, the number of pupils in the classroom, their sex and social class, the quantity and quality of the resources (human and physical) available for teaching, the content of the curriculum, even the colour of the paint on the ...