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Handbook of Physical Education

  title={Handbook of Physical Education},
  author={David Kirk and Donald Macdonald and Mary O’Sullivan},
This Handbook provides an authoritative critical overview of the field and identifies future challenges and directions. The Handbook is divided in to six parts: Perspectives and Paradigms in Physical Education Pedagogy Research; Cross-disciplinary Contributions to Research on Physical Education; Learners and Learning in Physical Education; Teachers, Teaching and Teacher Education in Physical Education; Physical Education Curriculum; Difference and Diversity in Physical Education. 
Teaching Styles and the Inclusion of Students with Difficulties in Regular Physical Education
The aim of this article was to examine how to effectively incorporate students with learning and movement difficulties into mainstream physical education environments. The use of alternate teaching
Physical education, liberal education and the Leaving Certificate Examination
This article considers the conceptualization of physical education as a Leaving Certificate Examination subject and the place of physical education in a liberal education. Special attention is given
This study aims to locate the subjective thinking between students physical education trainees during teaching practice. Set in the format of the study and interpretation of a descriptive nature, can
Educating Through the Physical – Rationale
Social competence is essential for successful performance in school and life. Siedentop (1980) suggested that physical education settings and related activities may serve as useful vehicles for
The impact of initial teacher education on understandings of physical education
Evaluation of professional socialisation can provide insight on the impact of Physical Education Teacher Education. A large-scale (n=326) single question ‘What is PE?’ qualitative methodology was
Making Physical Education a fairer, safer and happier place: Putting critical practices into action
Findings suggest that the strategies employed allowed insights into the intricate relationships that occur between school, culture and physical activity and worked to develop greater awareness of the variety of ‘lived’ experiences, around physical education.
A Critical Examination of the Curriculum of Physical Education Teacher Education Doctoral Programs
Concerns have been raised in the Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) doctoral education literature regarding: (a) the narrowness of research preparation, (b) the emphasis on disciplinary
Addressing Physical Education Teacher Socialization Through Standards-based Reform of Physical Education Teacher Education
ABSTRACT Research suggests that progress in the physical education profession is slowed by a cycle of nonteaching and dominance of traditional methodologies. Socialization factors operate to preserve
Elementary Physical Education: Fitness Sessions or Whole-Child Development?
Physical education is being positioned as an important vehicle for combating public health concerns such as increases in the rates of childhood obesity and physical inactivity. However, programs that
Implications for Promoting Physical Literacy
This study considers the implications for teachers of physical education of adopting physical literacy as the focus of their work. These implications arise from the philosophical underpinning of the