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History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education : From Ancient Civilizations to the Modern World - 4th edition

History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education : From Ancient Civilizations to the Modern World (ISBN10: 0072973021; ISBN13: 9780072973020)
ISBN13: 978-0072973020
ISBN10: 0072973021

Summary: This engaging and informative text will hold the attention of students and scholars as they take a journey through time to understand the role that history and philosophy have played in shaping the course of sport and physical education in Western and selected non-Western civilizations.

Using appropriate theoretical and interpretive frameworks, students will investigate topics such as the historical relationship between mind and body; what philosophers and ...show more intellectuals have said about the body as a source of knowledge; educational philosophy and the value of physical education and/or sport; philosophical positions that have impacted the historical development of sport and physical education; the history of women in sport and physical education; the role and scope of sport and physical education in Ancient Greece and Rome; the Ancient Olympic Games; the relationship between sport and religion in ancient and modern times; the theoretical and professional development of physical education; the rise of sport in modern America; the history and politics of the modern Olympic Games; and the contributions of men, women, and social movements to the development of sport and physical education from ancient times to the modern era. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 4TH 06
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Year Published: 2006
International: No

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