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Physical Education, Sport and Schooling
Studies in the Sociology of Physical Education





ISBN 9781138221260
Published September 25, 2018 by Routledge
236 Pages

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Book Description

In Britain the physical education curriculum has been experiencing a period of unrest. For many teachers the practices of decades have become problematic features of their curriculum and teaching. This book, first published in 1986, explores the experiences of teachers and pupils in programmes of physical education from a sociological perspective. In explores a range of issues relating to the organisation and management of physical education departments, deviancy and dissent in sport, gender inequalities and the concepts of community education and leisure education. This title will be of interest to students of sociology and education.

Table of Contents

Figures and Tables;  1. Introduction: ‘Personal Troubles and Public Issues’. Studies in the Sociology of Physical Education John Evans  2. Sociology, Schooling and Physical Education John Evans and Brian Davies;  Part 1: Current Practice and Future Possibilities;  3. Changing Schools in a Changing Society: The Role of Physical Education Leo B. Hendry  4. Images of Femininity and the Teaching of Girls’ Physical Education Sheila J. Scraton  5. Managing to Survive in Secondary School Physical Education Les Bell  6. ‘Troublemakers’: Making a Name in Physical Education: A Study of a Label Bob Carroll  7. The Nature of Dissent: A Study of School and Junior Club Soccer Colin EmbryPart 2: Innovations and Alternatives;  8. Research-Based Teaching in Games Len Almond  9. Health Related Fitness as an Innovation in the Physical Education Curriculum David Kirk  10. Strangers and Structures in the Process of Innovation Andrew Sparkes  11. ‘Learning for a Change’: A Study of Gender and Schooling in Outdoor Education Barbara Humberstone  12. Equal Opportunities and Physical Education Bruce Carrington and Oliver Leaman;  Index

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