1st Edition

Issues in Physical Education

Edited By Susan Capel, Susan Piotrowski Copyright 2000
    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    Issues in Physical Education stimulates student-teachers, NQTs and practising physical education teachers to reflect on issues important to improving teaching in physical education. It encourages reflection and debate as an important part of professional development. Issues discussed include:

    • aims as an issue in physical education
    • breadth, balance and assessment in the physical education curriculum
    • equality and the inclusion of pupils with special needs in physical education
    • progression and continuity in physical education between primary and secondary schools
    • community initiatives in physical education
    • physical education, health and life-long participation in physical activity.

    Part I: Introduction 1.Aims as an Issue in Physical Education  Part II: Issues Concerned with Your Pupils 2.The Concept of Equal Opportunities in Physical Education, with Reference to Gender Equality  3.Equality and the Inclusion of Pupils with Special Educational Needs in Physical Education  4.Valuing Cultural Diversity - the Challenge for Physical Education  Part III: Issues Concerned with Teaching and Learning 5.Approaches to Teaching Games 6.Assessment in Physical Education  Part IV: Issues Concerned with the Curriculum 7.Breadth and Balance in the Physical Education Curriculum 8.Physical Education and Sport 9.Competition and Co-operation in Physical Education 10.Community Initiatives in Physical Education 11.Physical Education, Health and Life-Long Participation in Physical Activity 12.Progression and Continuity in Physical Education Between Primary and Secondary Schools 13.Re-reflecting on Priorities for Physical Education: Now and into the Twenty-first Century 14.Making Change in Physical Education


    Susan Capel is a Professor in the Department of Sport Sciences at Brunel University and Vice President of the Physical Education Association of the United Kingdom.
    Susan Piotrowski is Assistant Principal (Students) at Canterbury Christ Church University College. She was previously a principal lecturer in Sport Science and Education.