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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.

Feminist Strands, Perspectives, and Methodology for Research in Physical Education
Feminist strands, perspectives, and methodology for research in physical education
Introduction

Feminists contend that no single word, such as feminism, can be used to name a broad heterogeneous social movement aimed at the betterment of women's lives (DeVault, 1996; Howard and Allen, 2000). Feminism itself is not a monolithic ideology and all feminists do not think alike. It's impossible, therefore, to speak of a single feminist perspective. Over the past 40 years a range of perspectives have surfaced within feminist theory in an attempt to more fully explain women's oppression and offer solutions for its elimination (Tong, 1998; Weedon, 1999; Whelehan, 1995). Broadly speaking these perspectives have increasingly differentiated women's lives and their subjectivities as opposed to ...

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