This easy-to-use introduction explores all of the contemporary issues and enduring themes in physical education, focusing on the United Kingdom but incorporating a global dimension. The wide range of topics covered include:
o the requirements of National Curriculum Physical Education
o the current 'state' of physical education
o the relationship between physical education and sport
o extra-curricular physical education
o lifelong participation in sport and physical activity
o assessment and examinations in physical education
o social class, gender, ethnicity and inclusion in relation to physical education
o teacher training and continuing professional development.
This book is an essential read for anyone embarking upon an undergraduate or postgraduate course in physical education.