Teaching Physical Education: Contemporary Issues for Teachers, Educators and Students

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This book assesses the landscape of physical education today and the issues that shape it as a curriculum subject, particularly in the era of COVID-19. It explores the processes of transformation and change that follow government policy and
considers what this means for physical education practitioners in schools. The book covers a wide range of important issues, across (micro-)political, social-cultural, historical and post-modernist categories. Bringing together current research with autobiographical and anecdotal reflections on the realities of PE teaching, it considers the significance of issues such as the emphasis on competitive sport in schools, the socialization of teachers, the influence of politics and policy on the classroom, colonization and decolonization of the curriculum, digital technologies, the health and well-being agenda and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Offering a unique set of critical perspectives on physical education today, this
book is essential reading for any physical education course, for all teacher training programmes with a PE track and for all practising teachers, teacher educators or policy-makers with a professional interest in PE.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages196
ISBN (Electronic)9781003254348
ISBN (Print)9781032184005, 9781032183992
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2022


  • Physical Education
  • Teachers
  • Educators and students


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