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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.

Difference and Diversity in Physical Education
Difference and diversity in physical education
Introduction to Section VI

This final section of the Handbook brings together research that we believe is breaking new ground in physical education. This might seem a rather ironic statement given that some of the topics such as girls and gender, disability, and social class have been around for a long time in the research literature. Our view is, though, that it is in these fields that new theories, methods and forms of representation are occurring. A case in point is research on gender, and on girls in physical education in particular. As Flintoff and Scraton show, researchers working in this field have been among the first to work with new theories such as post-Marxism, ...

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