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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.
Chapter 3: Socially Critical Research Perspectives in Physical Education
The last 25 years have witnessed the emergence of socially critical research as an important perspective within the domain of qualitative research and across a range of disciplines including education and physical education (Kirk, 1997a; Sparkes, 1992). Interest in this perspective has been stimulated, within the field of physical education and sport, by a concern to acknowledge and address the inequalities and injustices inherent in the practices, pedagogies, and policies of this field with a view to developing an emancipatory agenda. This said, it was not until the end of the 1980s that the first review paper to focus specifically on critical research was published by Bain (1989) in which she identified ...