The Curriculum is the focal point for the study of educational practice. It is the area in which individual, group and societal needs and interests meet and is consequently the source of much friction and contention. This book, first published in 1988, introduces students to some of the major points of debate; in particular, the role of curriculum-based study in the development of physical education and the credibility of the subject as an educational activity. David Kirk emphasises the beneficial effects of physical education and suggests ways in which instructive programmes can be created. A practical and interesting title, this reissue will be of particular value to students and teachers of sport science, and educational practitioners more generally.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; List of Tables; List of Figures; Introduction; 1. Defining Curriculum: Towards a Conception of Curriculum as Educational Praxis 2. Physical Education and the Study of Curriculum as the Critique of Educational Praxis 3. Physical Education in the School Curriculum: Exploring the Dimensions of the Educational Status Problem 4. Theorising the Curriculum in Physical Education: Sorting the Conceptual Confusion 5. Understanding Curriculum Change 6. Curriculum-Making as Design: An Exposition and Critique of the Objectives Approach 7. Ideology and the Hidden Curriculum in Physical Education 8. Physical Education and the Future: Some Issues and Problems; Notes; References; Name Index; Subject Index