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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.

Social and Individual Responsibility Programs
Social and individual responsibility programs
Introduction

This chapter traces our journey through the physical education curriculum research literature related to social and individual responsibility, highlighting conceptual issues, major research findings, applications to policy and practice, and major trends and future directions. This is no easy task, because the core concept, individual and social responsibility, is open to a number of interpretations, blurring the boundaries of our search. Moreover, curriculum research itself has been conceptualized in a number of ways.

To address these issues, we begin with a brief history of the responsibility-related literature in physical education which immediately underscores the importance of defining the core concept. To address this issue head on, this history is followed by a cursory review of the underpinnings ...

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