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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 97 new and published books in the subject of Physical Education — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Health and Elite Sport

    Is High Performance Sport a Healthy Pursuit?

    Edited by Joe Baker, Parissa Safai, Jessica Fraser-Thomas

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Health and Elite Sport is the first book to critically examine the relationship between participation in high performance sport and health outcomes. Drawing on theory and empirical data from a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, developmental psychology, epidemiology, and physical...

    Published October 21st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Advances in Rugby Coaching

    An Holistic Approach

    By Richard Light, John R. Evans, Stephen Harvey, Remy Hassanin

    Contemporary sports coaching studies have moved beyond simple biophysical approaches to more complex understandings of coaching as a set of social relationships and processes. This is the first book to examine what that means in the context of one major international sport, rugby union. Drawing on...

    Published September 25th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Touch in Sports Coaching and Physical Education

    Fear, Risk and Moral Panic

    Edited by Heather Piper

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    In our increasingly risk-averse society, touch and touching behaviours between professionals and children have become a fraught issue. In sports coaching and physical education, touching young sports performers and participants has, in some contexts, come to be redefined as dubious and dangerous....

    Published August 26th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 17th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 17th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 17th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Safeguarding, Child Protection and Abuse in Sport

    International Perspectives in Research, Policy and Practice

    Edited by Melanie Lang, Mike Hartill

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    The safeguarding of children and young people participating in sport has become an increasingly prominent concern in policy-making and research communities around the world. Major organisations such as the IOC and UNICEF now officially recognize that children in sport can be at risk of exploitation...

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 30 years to offer a coherent...

    Published June 27th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Sport and Social Exclusion in Global Society

    By Ramón Spaaij, Jonathan Magee, Ruth Jeanes

    Social exclusion is one of the most pressing challenges in post-industrial societies, encompassing economic, social, cultural and political dimensions. This important new book critically examines the relationship between sport and social exclusion, from global and cross-cultural perspectives. The...

    Published June 10th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Youth Olympic Games

    Edited by Dag Vidar Hanstad, Milena M. Parent, Barrie Houlihan

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    The first summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) were held in Singapore in 2010 and the first winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck in 2012. The IOC hopes that the YOG will encourage young people to be more active and that they will bring the Olympic movement closer to its original founding values....

    Published June 5th 2014 by Routledge