Summary: Introduction to Physical Education and Sport : Foundations and Trends introduces students to the wide range of topics related to physical education, from the historical to the contemporary, including fitness education, professional and classroom ethics, careers, and future trends. This text introduces the various disciplines that comprise physical education and provides a valuable understanding of teaching in the field.
Appropriate for all levels, this text promotes critical thinking and encompasses a reader-friendly, clear, and engaging writing style.
The reviewer-praised the coverage of the history of physical education gives students a better sense of how and why physical education and the activities related to it have developed and evolved from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century. The material places physical education in context and gives the student a true appreciation of larger implications of the discipline.
Each chapter includes a variety of learning tools and study references for better student comprehension, including "Chapter Objectives" (including 5-7 bulleted objectives that describe, list, explain, define, develop, and compare chapter material) and a list of "Key Terms" (which list all major key terms within each chapter, with definitions).
"Web Resources", found at the end of each chapter, include 5 to 10 relevant Web resources linked to the chapter material. Each list of "Web Resources" includes the Web URLs with a description of the site, giving students a better sense of each site's content. The sites can also be used for course activities.
"Multiple Choice Questions with Answers" are included at the end of each chapter and provide students with five general questions that will help them reflect on the main topics in each chapter. Answers are provided after the "Critical Thinking Questions."
"Critical Thinking Questions" are included at the end of every chapter and encourage students to review and apply the chapter material.
References and suggested reading lists are provided at the end of each chapter.
Chapter 8, "Physical Education as a Profession," includes discussions on teaching physical education and other related careers in physical education and other related careers in physical education. Topics include choosing a career, professional responsibilities, and reasons to teach physical education.
The philosophy section in Chapter 6 includes applications to physical education, showing students the connection between theory and application.
Reviewers have praised the text's coverage of the history of physical education. This material gives students a better sense of how and why physical education and the activities related to it have developed and evolved over the years.
An Instructor's Resource CD-ROM is available to adopters and includes such teaching tools as PowerPoint linked to the chapter objectives, test questions, and the Instructor's Manual. For a full listing of all the supplements available with this text, see the supplements section below. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:04 Cover: Hardback Publisher:Wadsworth, Inc Year Published: 2004 International: No
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Buck, Marilyn M. : Ball State University
Jable, J. Thomas : William Patterson University
Floyd, Patricia A. : Alabama State University
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1. Physical Education: Its Nature and Meaning. 2. Life, Sport and Spectacle in Ancient Societies. 3. Sport, Games and Ideology from the Middle Ages to European Nationalism. 4. History of Physical Education in Early America. 5. Physical Education and Sport in the Twentieth Century. 6. Philosophy and Ethics in Physical Education. 7. Physical Education as an Academic Discipline. 8. Physical Education as a Profession. 9. Issues and Opportunities in Physical Education. 10. Trends and the Future of Physical Education.
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