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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.

Theoretical Orientations in Physical Education Teacher Education
Theoretical orientations in physical education teacher education

Handbook reviews are supposed to present a “state of the art” review of a selected topic. They conjure up an image of the disinterested scholar searching the databases and distilling the vast literatures into an accessible account that represents the “state of the art”. But scholarship is seldom like that. Given the scope of the literature, decisions (read judgements) must be made regarding what to include, what to leave out, what to emphasize, what to background, how to classify different literature, and how to arrange the narrative of the review. Much of this work is subjective and will be influenced by the values and experiences that the author brings to the task. ...

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