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Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport


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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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Social Justice Pedagogies in Health and Physical Education

Social Justice Pedagogies in Health and Physical Education

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Göran Gerdin, Wayne Smith, Rod Philpot, Katarina Schenker, Kjersti Mordal Moen, Susanne Linnér, Knut Westlie, Lena Larsson
July 20, 2021

This book makes the case that school Health and Physical Education (HPE) can make a unique contribution to young people’s physical, emotional and social health outcomes when teachers of HPE engage in pedagogies for social justice that emphasise inclusion, democracy and equity.   Drawing on ...

Before and After School Physical Activity Programs Frameworks, Critical Issues and Underserved Populations

Before and After School Physical Activity Programs: Frameworks, Critical Issues and Underserved Populations

1st Edition

Edited By Risto Marttinen, Erin E. Centeio, Thomas Quarmby
December 31, 2020

This is the first book to offer a critical examination of the delivery of before and after-school physical activity programs, from global perspectives. It introduces key theory and best practice in before and after-school physical activity research and programming, and is an essential resource for ...

Learning Movements New Perspectives of Movement Education

Learning Movements: New Perspectives of Movement Education

1st Edition

Edited By Hakan Larsson
December 31, 2020

Contemporary ways of understanding human movements, specifically movement learning, are heavily dominated by individualistic, dualistic and mechanistic perspectives. These perspectives are individualistic in the sense that in research as well as in educational practice movements/movers are ...

Models-based Practice in Physical Education

Models-based Practice in Physical Education

1st Edition

By Ashley Casey, David Kirk
December 14, 2020

This book offers a comprehensive synthesis of over 40 years of research on models in physical education to suggest Models-based Practice (MbP) as an innovative future approach to physical education. It lays out the ideal conditions for MbP to flourish by situating pedagogical models at the core of ...

School Physical Education and Teacher Education Collaborative Redesign for the 21st Century

School Physical Education and Teacher Education: Collaborative Redesign for the 21st Century

1st Edition

Edited By Ann MacPhail, Hal Lawson
January 29, 2020

Setting a common international agenda for physical education, this book asks how physical education and physical education teacher education can be reconfigured together so that they are responsive to changes in today’s fast-paced, diverse and uncertain global society.  It argues that only a ...

Precarity, Critical Pedagogy and Physical Education

Precarity, Critical Pedagogy and Physical Education

1st Edition

By David Kirk
October 03, 2019

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 ...

Physical Literacy across the World

Physical Literacy across the World

1st Edition

Edited By Margaret Whitehead
June 14, 2019

Physical Literacy across the World records the progress of the concept of physical literacy over the last decade. It examines developments, issues and controversies in physical literacy studies, and looks at how the concept has been implemented around the world. Contributions from practitioners ...

Examination Physical Education Policy, Practice and Possibilities

Examination Physical Education: Policy, Practice and Possibilities

1st Edition

By Trent D. Brown, Dawn Penney
January 31, 2019

In recent decades physical education has moved from the margins, redefining itself as an academic subject. An important component of this transformation has been the introduction of high-stakes examinations at key points in a student’s school career and the emergence of ‘examination physical ...

Young People, Social Media and Health

Young People, Social Media and Health

1st Edition

Edited By Victoria Goodyear, Kathleen Armour
November 06, 2018

The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.tandfebooks.com/doi/view/10.4324/9781351026987, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license The pervasiveness of social media in young people’s lives is widely acknowledged, yet ...

Play, Physical Activity and Public Health The Reframing of Children's Leisure Lives

Play, Physical Activity and Public Health: The Reframing of Children's Leisure Lives

1st Edition

By Stephanie A. Alexander, Katherine L. Frohlich, Caroline Fusco
July 26, 2018

Are children playing less than they used to? Are rising obesity rates linked to a decline in children’s time to play freely? These and other related questions have filled the pages of newspapers, magazines and scholarly journals for the past decade. Researchers and journalists have attributed these...

Redesigning Physical Education An Equity Agenda in Which Every Child Matters

Redesigning Physical Education: An Equity Agenda in Which Every Child Matters

1st Edition

Edited By Hal A. Lawson
July 05, 2018

Redesigning Physical Education is a bold and innovative manifesto for the fundamental redesign of physical education for the twenty-first-century world. Aiming at better outcomes for children, better working conditions for teachers, and innovative solutions to the decline of school PE, it calls for...

Teacher Socialization in Physical Education New Perspectives

Teacher Socialization in Physical Education: New Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By K. Andrew R. Richards, Karen Lux Gaudreault
June 15, 2018

Socialization is a complex process which has a profound effect on how we experience teaching and learning. The study of teachers’ lives and careers through the lens of occupational socialization theory has a rich history in physical education. However, as the social and political climates ...

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