International Comparison of Physical Education

Concepts, Problems, Prospects

Author: Uwe Pühse,Markus Gerber

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 1841261610

Category: Education

Page: 719

View: 3571


Even though Physical Education is considered as a basic right of all children, views vary on what comprises "quality Physical Education"; Huge differences exist between countries and regions. In this important book the situation of Physical Education is compared by means of a worldwide survey. This allows the definition of some universally accepted features and concepts, and of appropriate responses to common problems. It is the first publication to provide concentrated information on the state of PE around the world.

Contemporary Issues in Physical Education

International Perspectives

Author: Ken Hardman,Ken Green

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 1841263125

Category: Education

Page: 287

View: 2958


This book provides an insight into the current situation of PE in schools across Europe as a forerunner to addressing PE related existing and emerging issues in various contexts.

Sport and Education: Tribute to Martin Lee

Author: Carlos Eduardo Gonçalves,Sean P. Cumming,Manuel J. Coelho e Silva,Robert M. Malina

Publisher: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra / Coimbra University Press

ISBN: 9898074167

Category: Moral education

Page: 207

View: 8695


This book has been produced as a tribute to the work of Martin Lee on the role of sport in the socio-moral education of young people. After conducting the first UK conference on Children in Sport, founded the Institute for the Study of Children in Sport at Bedford College of Higher Education in 1986 and created level 1, 2 and 3 courses on coaching children for the National Coaching Foundation. He also edited a book on Coaching Children in Sport. His course book on Coaching Children in Mini-basketball was produced for international distribution. The study of values has been central in Martin’s research which also embraced such topics as self-concept, leadership, coaching behaviour, and parental influence. In a series of research commissions examined the literature, clarified measurement requirements, identified values activated in sport, and led an international project on fair play. He then ran a survey to show how values influence attitudes directly and through the mediation of achievement goals. Two new instruments arose from this research: the Attitudes to Moral Decision-making in Youth Sport Questionnaire and the Youth Sport Values Questionnaire-2. These will open up research into gamesmanship, by which competitors seek an unfair advantage without breaking the rules, and into the mechanisms by which moral, competence and status values guide behaviour and create value conflicts. I am also grateful to colleagues at the University of Coimbra for their initiative in gathering the distinguished international scholars who have contributed to this book. Their collective insights will enhance the understanding of socio-moral education through sport and lead to informed and sensitive policy development in both sport and education.

Key Themes in Youth Sport

Author: Ken Green

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134108613

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 248

View: 3105


Key Themes in Youth Sport is a concise, easy to read guide to core concepts in the study of young people’s relationship with sport, exercise and leisure. Designed to help students get to grips with the basics and go on to master the central ideas and debates in contemporary youth sport, this book reflects the multi-disciplinary interest in youth sport, exploring perspectives from sociology, psychology, physiology, sports policy, sports development, and physical education.

Physical education

deconstruction and reconstruction -- issues and directions

Author: Ken Hardman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Physical education and training

Page: 183

View: 3360



Obesity in Europe

Young People's Physical Activity and Sedentary Lifestyles

Author: Wolf-Dietrich Brettschneider

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated


Category: Social Science

Page: 323

View: 8508


It was in 2003 that the EU Commission Directorate General for Education and Culture commissioned a «Study on young people's lifestyles and sedentariness and the role of sport in the context of education and as a means of restoring the balance». The purpose of this study was to compile an intercultural comparative analysis of adolescents' lifestyles within the EU. This analysis was based on international and national studies from the areas of epidemiology, cardiology, paediatrics, physiology, nutrition, psychology, sociology and sport sciences dealing with physical activity, fitness and motor abilities.