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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.

Curriculum Construction and Change
Curriculum construction and change

Ward and Doutis (1999) were undoubtedly justified in their observation that:

Despite significant progress in the field of sport pedagogy, there are few studies that have reported on the implementation and evaluation of curriculum in physical education. Our collective attention in the past three decades has focused more on teacher effects than curriculum effects. (Ward and Doutis, 1999,393)

Nevertheless, it is fair to say that in recent years there has been considerable research in physical education that has engaged with the processes, politics and implications for teachers and learners of “curriculum construction and change”. Curriculum has been a timely focus for researchers in the field, with no shortage of national and local reforms and reviews generating research interest and agendas. ...

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