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.

Coaching and Coach Education

Coaching and coach education


Presenting an overview of coaching and coach education research as well as suggestions for future study is a tremendous challenge considering the amount of coaching literature. A recent analysis of the scientific articles published between 1970 and 2001 revealed over 600 publications just in English (Gilbert and Trudel, 2004a). To make sense of this amount of information in a limited number of pages we experimented with different ways to classify, regroup, and present the research. Careful attention to the work of key authors helped us to develop a structure that, we hope, will give credit to many of the authors who have contributed to this research field. We have sought to provide a new perspective on that literature ...

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