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Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

Edited by David Kirk

The Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport series is a forum for the discussion of the latest and most important ideas and issues in physical education, sport, and active leisure for young people across school, club and recreational settings. The series presents the work of the best well-established and emerging scholars from around the world, offering a truly international perspective on policy and practice. It aims to enhance our understanding of key challenges, to inform academic debate, and to have a high impact on both policy and practice, and is thus an essential resource for all serious students of physical education and youth sport.

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1-10 of 23 results in Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport
  1. Workplace Learning in Physical Education

    Emerging Teachers’ Stories from the Staffroom and Beyond

    By Tony Rossi, lisa hunter, Erin Christensen, Doune Macdonald

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    Pre-service and beginning teachers have to negotiate an unfamiliar and often challenging working environment, in both teaching spaces and staff spaces. Workplace Learning in Physical Education explores the workplace of teaching as a site of professional learning. Using stories and narratives from...

    Published December 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Assessment in Physical Education

    A Sociocultural Perspective

    By Peter Hay, Dawn Penney

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    Assessment has widely been acknowledged as a central element of institutional education, shaping curriculum and pedagogy in powerful ways and representing a critical reference point in political, professional and public debates about educational achievement and policy directions. Within physical...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Ethics in Youth Sport

    Policy and Pedagogical Applications

    Edited by Stephen Harvey, Richard L. Light

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    The influence of professional, adult sport on youth sport is now a global concern. Children are involved in high-stakes competitive sport at national and international levels at an increasingly young age. In addition, the use of sport as a medium for positive youth development by governments and...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Equity and Difference in Physical Education, Youth Sport and Health

    A Narrative Approach

    Edited by Fiona Dowling, Hayley Fitzgerald, Anne Flintoff

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    Issues of equity remain an essential theme throughout the study and practice of physical education (PE), youth sport and health. This important new book confronts and illuminates issues of equity and difference through the innovative use of narrative method, telling stories of difference that...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Philosophy of Physical Education

    A New Perspective

    By Steven A. Stolz

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    The discipline area of physical education has historically struggled for legitimacy, sometimes being seen as a non-serious pursuit in educational terms compared to other subjects within the school curriculum. This book represents the first attempt in nearly thirty years to offer a coherent...

    Published June 26th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Cooperative Learning in Physical Education

    A research based approach

    Edited by Ben Dyson, Ashley Casey

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    Cooperative Learning is a dynamic instructional model that can teach diverse content to students at different grade levels, with students working together in small, structured, heterogeneous groups to master subject content. It has a strong research tradition, is used frequently as a professional...

    Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Sport, Fun and Enjoyment

    An Embodied Approach

    By Ian Wellard

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    Sport, Fun and Enjoyment explores the pleasurable aspects of sport within the context of everyday recreational and competitive physical activities. While much recent work has focused on the relationships between physical activity, health and wellbeing, much less attention has been paid to pleasure...

    Published September 15th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Contemporary Developments in Games Teaching

    Edited by Richard Light, John Quay, Stephen Harvey, Amanda Mooney

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    The teaching of games is a central component of any physical education or youth sport programme. Contemporary Developments in Games Teaching brings together leading international researchers and practitioners in physical education and sports coaching to examine new approaches in games teaching and...

    Published August 26th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Inclusion and Exclusion Through Youth Sport

    Edited by Symeon Dagkas, Kathleen Armour

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    'We can reach far more people through sport than we can through political or educational programmes. In that way, sport is more powerful than politics. We have only just started to use its potential to build up this country. We must continue to do so.' – Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela's...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Pedagogies, Physical Culture, and Visual Methods

    Edited by Laura Azzarito, David Kirk

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    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 February 4th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Teaching Tactical Creativity in Sport: Research and Practice
    By Daniel Memmert
    To Be Published April 28th 2015
  2. Girls, Gender and Physical Education: An Activist Approach
    By David Kirk, Kimberly Oliver
    To Be Published August 1st 2015
  3. Examination Physical Education: Policy, Practice and Possibilities
    By Trent Brown, Dawn Penney
    To Be Published September 1st 2015

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