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Precarity, Critical Pedagogy and Physical Education

1st Edition

By David Kirk


202 pages

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This unflinching analysis explains the nature of precarity and its detrimental effects on the health and wellbeing of young people. It exposes physical educators’ unpreparedness to provide inclusive, fair and equitable forms of physical education that might empower young people to overcome the mal effects of precarity.

Following a thorough analysis and critique of critical pedagogy, David Kirk advocates for critical pedagogies of affect as physical education’s response to precarity, providing detailed outlines of these pedagogies and their grounding in research. He argues that now more than ever physical educators need to be alive to the serious social and economic challenges that shape young people’s health, happiness and life chances.

This bold and provocative book is essential reading for all researchers in the field of physical education and health education pedagogy, as well as teacher educators, curriculum policy makers, and other professionals who work with young people living in precarity.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Social turbulence, precarity, education

3. Precarity, young people, and health and wellbeing

4. The occupational socialization of physical education teachers, stress and burnout, and precarity

5. Physical education-as-health promotion in precarity

6. Advocacy, critique and educational action: critical pedagogies of physical education as a response to precarity

7. Critical pedagogies of physical education teacher education and school physical education

8. Critical pedagogies of affect for physical education: a response to precarity

9. A note on teacher professional learning for precarity

About the Author

David Kirk is Professor of Education at the University of Strathclyde, UK and Honorary Professor of Human Movement at the University of Queensland, Australia. He is also Editor of the journal, Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Physical Education