Gender and Physical Education: Contemporary Issues and Future Directions (Hardcover)

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Research by sports historians and sociologists show that many of the games and sports continuing to be part of the PE curriculum were created to promote and maintain dominant forms of femininity and masculinity. This book offers a critical and comprehensive commentary on issues relating to gender in PE and teacher education and challenges our understandings of gender, equity and identity in PE. Presenting a wealth of original research it delivers a comprehensive overview of the progress and shortcomings of contemporary policies and practice in PE as they relate to gender, and reflects on the similarities and differences between developments in the UK, US and Australia.

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Publisher Routledge
Mfg Part# 9780415235754
SKU 33667830
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0415235758
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.25L x 0.75T
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Editors Note Research by sports historians and sociologists show that many of the games and sports continuing to be part of the PE curriculum were created to promote and maintain dominant forms of femininity and masculinity. This book offers a critical and comprehensive commentary on issues relating to gender in PE and teacher education and challenges our understandings of gender, equity and identity in PE. Presenting a wealth of original research it delivers a comprehensive overview of the progress and shortcomings of contemporary policies and practice in PE as they relate to gender, and reflects on the similarities and differences between developments in the UK, US and Australia.
Editors Note 1 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 presenting a wealth of original research material.The book delivers a critical analysis of the progress and shortcomings pf contemporary policies and practice in PE as they relate to gender, and reflects on the similarities and differences between developments in the UK, US and Australia. It also offers a new framework for research, policy and practice with a view to advancing gender equity, and addresses the roles that teachers, educators and policy makers can play in challenging existing inequalities.Gender and Physical Education is important reading for students and lecturers in education, teacher educators and providers of continuing professional development in PE, and anybody concerned with gender issues in education, PE or sport.
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