- Subject index
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 7: The Sociology of Physical Education
The Sociology of Physical Education
A Brief History: Sociology and the Sociology of Physical Education
It is now over 20 years since the publication of Physical Education, Sport and Schooling. Studies in the Sociology of Physical Education and Sport (Evans, 1986), our modest contribution toward the development of a sociology of physical education in the UK and elsewhere. There we lamented the near absence in mainstream sociology, its sub-discipline the sociology of education and in educational research of any significant interest in how physical education (PE) was implicated in processes of socio-cultural reproduction or, in current speak, how “the body is schooled” (Evans, 1988; Evans et al., 2004; Hargreaves, 1982; Jenkins, 1982; Kirk, 1993; Laker, 2002; Shilling, 1993). As professionals interested in ...