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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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11-20 of 22 results in Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport
  1. Game Sense

    Pedagogy for Performance, Participation and Enjoyment

    By Richard Light

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    Game Sense is an exciting and innovative approach to coaching and physical education that places the game at the heart of the session. It encourages the player to develop skills in a realistic context, to become more tactically aware, to make better decisions and to have more fun. Game Sense is a...

    Published June 14th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Young People, Physical Activity and the Everyday

    Edited by Jan Wright, Doune Macdonald

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    Despite society’s current preoccupation with interrelated issues such as obesity, increasingly sedentary lifestyles and children’s health, there has until now been little published research that directly addresses the place and meaning of physical activity in young people’s lives. In this important...

    Published May 21st 2012 by Routledge

  3. Muslim Women and Sport

    Edited by Tansin Benn, Gertrud Pfister, Haifaa Jawad

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    Examining the global experiences, challenges and achievements of Muslim women participating in physical activities and sport, this important new study makes a profound contribution to our understanding of both contemporary Islam and the complexity and diversity of women’s lives in the modern world....

    Published February 12th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Sport Education

    International Perspectives

    Edited by Peter Hastie

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    Sport Education: International Perspectives presents a series of studies of the innovative pedagogical model that has taken the physical education world by storm. Since the emergence of the Sport Education model in the mid-1990s, it has been adopted and adapted in physical education programs around...

    Published September 7th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Physical Education Futures

    By David Kirk

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    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

  6. Pedagogy and Human Movement

    Theory, Practice, Research

    By Richard Tinning

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    Across the full range of human movement studies and their many sub-disciplines, established institutional practices and forms of pedagogy are used to (re)produce valued knowledge about human movement. Pedagogy and Human Movement explores this pedagogy in detail to reveal its applications and...

    Published March 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  7. Young People's Voices in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    Edited by Mary O'Sullivan, Ann MacPhail

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    How do children and young people experience and understand sport and physical activity? What value do they attach to physical education and physical literacy? This important new book attempts to engage more directly than ever before with the experiences of young people by placing the voices of the...

    Published June 6th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Physical Literacy

    Throughout the Lifecourse

    Edited by Margaret Whitehead

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    What is physical literacy? What are the benefits of being physically literate? The term ‘physical literacy’ describes the motivation, confidence, physical competence, understanding and knowledge that individuals develop in order to maintain physical activity at an appropriate level throughout their...

    Published March 24th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Positive Youth Development Through Sport

    Edited by Nicholas L. Holt

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    The first Positive Youth Development title to focus on the role of sport, this book brings together high profile contributors from diverse disciplines to critically examine the ways in which sport can be and has been used to promote youth development. Young people are too frequently looked upon as...

    Published May 6th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Disability and Youth Sport

    Edited by Hayley Fitzgerald

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    How can or does youth sport reconcile what seems to be a fundamental contradiction between understandings of sport and disability? Has youth sport been challenged in anyway? Have alternative views of sport for disabled people been presented? Examining some of the latest research, this book...

    Published December 7th 2008 by Routledge