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    Physical Education: Picking Up the Baton (Policy & Practice in Education) (Paperback) By (author) Malcom Thorburn, By (author) Shirley Gray

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    DescriptionPhysical education is now a key component of the realisation of school aims. This repositioning of the subject presents both opportunities and challenges, especially as views on the role of physical education are often polarised and contested with politicians, the media, parents, teachers and students having varied and contrasting views. The authors help readers comprehend, in greater detail, some of the complexities involved in understanding physical education in its modern context. Accordingly, they review many of the contested arguments about the nature and purposes of physical education and the pedagogical and professional challenges which lie ahead. In order that their arguments are suitably contextualised, the book discusses the associated issues of health and well-being and youth sport to ensure that readers can gain a rounded and more complete understanding of physical education. With its discussion of the pedagogical and professional challenges facing those engaged in teaching physical education this book will be of particular interest to students intending to become physical education teachers, at both primary and secondary levels, as well as to educators and administrators with an interest in the physical well-being and development of those attending schools.

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    Physical Education
    Picking Up the Baton
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Malcom Thorburn, By (author) Shirley Gray
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 170 g
    ISBN 13: 9781906716073
    ISBN 10: 1906716072

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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.8
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    Ingram Subject Code: ED
    Libri: I-ED
    DC22: 613.7
    B&T General Subject: 340
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: EDU033000, HEA007000
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    LC classification: GV443 .T498 2010
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    Edition statement
    Dunedin Academic Press
    Imprint name
    Dunedin Academic Press
    Publication date
    01 January 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Malcolm Thorburn and Shirley Gray are Lecturers of Physical Education at the University of Edinburgh.
    Table of contents
    Series editors' introduction; 1: Opportunities and challenges for physical education; 2:Official and unofficial views of physical education; 3: Teaching physical education in the twenty-first century: pedagogical challenges; 4: Professionalism and professional development; 5: What future for physical education? References; Index