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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.

Race and Ethnicity in Physical Education
Race and ethnicity in physical education

While discourses of racial and ethnic differences and the unique challenges they bring to teaching and the preparing of future educators is wanting in educational literature (Apple, 1999), it is particularly absent in physical education discussions. Even though it may be politically correct and acceptable to display behaviors and attitudes that embrace racial neutrality, many social scientists and philosophical views indicate that “race matters” (e.g. Coakley, 2004: 283–323; Eitzen and Sage, 2003: 285–306). The role of race, in comparison to gender and class, still remains largely under-theorized (Tate, 2003) and discourse on this topic is long overdue (Carter and Goodwin, 1994). In physical education it is time for frank, constructive, and productive discussion of ...

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