E-books: Physical Education

  • Children, Obesity and Exercise: Prevention, Treatment and Management of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity book cover

    Children, Obesity and Exercise

    Prevention, Treatment and Management of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew P. Hills, Neil A. King, Nuala M. Byrne

    Throughout the developed world there is an increasing prevalence of childhood obesity. Because of this increase, and awareness of the risks to long term health that childhood obesity presents, the phenomena is now described by many as a global epidemic.   Children, Obesity and…

    eBook – 2007-08-07
    Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

  • Sport and Physical Education: The Key Concepts book cover

    Sport and Physical Education: The Key Concepts

    2nd Edition

    By Tim Chandler, Wray Vamplew, Tim Chandler, Mike Cronin, Mike Cronin

    An accessible and fully cross-referenced A-Z guide, this book has been written specifically for students of sport studies and physical education, introducing basic terms and concepts. Entries cover such diverse subjects as coaching, drug testing, hooliganism, cultural imperialism, economics, gay…

    eBook – 2007-05-09
    Routledge Key Guides

  • Child Welfare in Football: An Exploration of Children's Welfare in the Modern Game book cover

    Child Welfare in Football

    An Exploration of Children's Welfare in the Modern Game, 1st Edition

    By Celia Brackenridge, Andy Pitchford, Kate Russell, Gareth Nutt

    Sport and those who run it have an important duty to ensure the safety and wellbeing of young participants. This text presents the findings of a unique research project into the experiences of a wide range of stakeholders in contemporary youth soccer, exploring crucial issues of child protection,…

    eBook – 2006-12-01

  • The Sports Coach as Educator: Re-conceptualising Sports Coaching book cover

    The Sports Coach as Educator

    Re-conceptualising Sports Coaching, 1st Edition

    Edited by Robyn L. Jones

    Teaching athletes to improve their performance is the essence of sports coaching. In response to new government-led initiatives to invest in and develop coaching, this book is the first introduction to pedagogical theory for coaching. Bringing helpful insights from educational theory to bear on…

    eBook – 2006-08-21

  • Sport and Physical Education in Germany book cover

    Sport and Physical Education in Germany

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ken Hardman, Roland Naul

    Sport and physical education represent important components of German national life, from school and community participation, to elite, international level sport. This unique and comprehensive collection brings together material from leading German scholars to examine the role of sport and PE in…

    eBook – 2005-07-26

  • Human Rights in Youth Sport: A Critical Review of Children's Rights in Competitive Sport book cover

    Human Rights in Youth Sport

    A Critical Review of Children's Rights in Competitive Sport, 1st Edition

    By Paulo David

    Does competitive sport respect children's human rights? Is intensive training child labour? Is competitive stress a form of child abuse? The human rights of children have been recognized in the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and ratified by 192 countries. Paulo David's work makes it…

    eBook – 2004-11-10
    Ethics and Sport

  • Sport Education in Physical Education: Research Based Practice book cover

    Sport Education in Physical Education

    Research Based Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dawn Penney, Gill Clarke, Mandy Quill, Gary Kinchin

    Sport Education is an exciting approach to the teaching of PE. Sport Education: Research Based Practice presents teachers with a framework for developing units of work that will provide their students with challenging and enjoyable sporting experiences that involve them in an array of roles. In…

    eBook – 2004-06-01

  • Body Knowledge and Control: Studies in the Sociology of Physical Education and Health book cover

    Body Knowledge and Control

    Studies in the Sociology of Physical Education and Health, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Evans, Brian Davies, Jan Wright

    Today's society is obsessed with the body, its size, shape and healthiness. Governments, business and the popular media, spend and earn fortunes encouraging populations to get healthy, eat properly, exercise daily and get thin. But how are current social trends and attitudes…

    eBook – 2004-03-01

  • The Future of Physical Education: Building a New Pedagogy book cover

    The Future of Physical Education

    Building a New Pedagogy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anthony Laker

    Anthony Laker leads an outstanding international team of educational theorists in critically examining the theoretical underpinnings of physical education, and in challenging the rhetoric, the practices and the pedagogies that prevail in our schools. There has been a great deal of discussion…

    eBook – 2003-12-16
    Routledge Research in Education

  • Safety and Risk in Primary School Physical Education book cover

    Safety and Risk in Primary School Physical Education

    1st Edition

    By John Severs

    Physical education and sport in schools is undergoing renewed emphasis and the primary sector key stages are rightly seen as fundamental elements in the new initiatives. The majority of primary school teachers are non-specialists and there is, therefore, a particular need for information on safe…

    eBook – 2003-12-16

  • Risk and Safety in Play: The law and practice for adventure playgrounds book cover

    Risk and Safety in Play

    The law and practice for adventure playgrounds, 1st Edition

    By Dave Potter

    Produced by PLAYLINK, a registered charity which assists local communities to create adventure playgrounds for children. Established in 1962, PLAYLINK is recognised as the national authority on good practice for play provision of this type. This essential handbook draws on PLAYLINK's 35 years…

    eBook – 2003-10-04
    Taylor & Francis

  • Gender and Physical Education: Contemporary Issues and Future Directions book cover

    Gender and Physical Education

    Contemporary Issues and Future Directions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dawn Penney

    Gender and Physical Education offers a critical and comprehensive commentary on issues relating to gender in PE and teacher education. The book challenges our understandings of gender, equity and identity in PE, establishing a conceptual and historical foundation for the issue, as well as…

    eBook – 2002-11-01

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