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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.

Learning to Teach in the Field
Learning to teach in the field
Introduction

Reviews on specific subsets of the literature do not stand alone and can build on existing precursors. For this handbook on physical education and in the section on teacher education, we can rely on handbooks on generic research on teachers and teacher education (Houston, 1990; Richardson, 2001; Sikula et al., 1996) and on specific reviews of the field of physical education (Bain, 1990; Graber, 2001; O'Sullivan, 1996, 2003; Rovegno, 2003; Silverman and Ennis, 1996, 2003). With respect to the generalizability of classroom research, scholars in physical education have built upon this general body of knowledge. We began our review in the 1990s. The main point of this chapter is to investigate the role of ...

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