'Women First' Revisited
This book re-examines a key question in the history of modern education: why did the leaders of first wave feminist physical education, who pioneered the development of the subject in late 19th and early 20th century England and through imperial influence shaped its development in Canada, Australia...
To Be Published January 14th 2016 by Routledge
An Activist Approach
In this powerfully argued and progressive study, Kimberly Oliver and David Kirk call for a radical reconstruction of the teaching of physical education for girls. Despite forty years of theorization and practical intervention, girls are still disengaging from physical education, dropping out of...
To Be Published July 28th 2015 by Routledge
A Critical Introduction
Series: Routledge Revivals
The Curriculum is the focal point for the study of educational practice. It is the area in which individual, group and societal needs and interests meet and is consequently the source of much friction and contention. This book, first published in 1988, introduces students to some of the major...
Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge
To understand and more creatively capture the social world, visual methods have increasingly become used by researchers in the social sciences and education. However, despite the rapid development of visual-based knowledge, and despite the obvious links between human movement and visual forms of...
Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge
The Social Construction of a School Subject in Postwar Britain
First published in 1992, David Kirk’s book analyses the public debate leading up to the 1987 General Election over the place and purpose of physical education in British schools. By locating this debate in a historical context, specifically in the period following the end of the Second World War,...
Published October 30th 2011 by Routledge
Series: Major Themes in Education
As academic thinking about and around physical education continues to flourish and develop, this new title in the Routledge series, Major Themes in Education, meets the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of the subject’s vast literature and the continuing explosion in research...
Published October 27th 2011 by Routledge
Can we imagine a future in which physical education in schools no longer exists? In this controversial and powerful meditation on physical education, David Kirk argues that a number of different futures are possible. Kirk argues that multi-activity, sport-based forms of physical education have...
Published June 16th 2011 by Routledge
Physical Education teaching and research is fundamental to the physical and social health of our communities. The Routledge Physical Education Reader presents an authoritative and representative selection of the very best international scholarship in PE, drawn from across the full topical range of...
Published September 10th 2008 by Routledge
Environmental Management for Hotels is a textbook for hospitality students that covers the relatively new field of environmental management. The reader is guided in how to make decisions which allow hotels to obtain optimum benefits for the environment whilst not threatening their own financial...
Published January 14th 1996 by Routledge
Critical Issues In The Contemporary Crisis
This collection of studies addresses contemporary issues and problems in the physical education curriculum. While each of the chapters illustrates the diverse range of practical curriculum issues currently facing physical education, the continuities between them also suggest a certain commonality...
Published May 23rd 1990 by Routledge