Physical Education: Picking Up the Baton (Policy & Practice in Education series No. 27)

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In Scottish schools, physical education is now a key component of school objectives. Physical education presents both opportunities and challenges, especially as views on the role of physical education are often polarized and contested, with politicians, the media, parents, teachers, and students having varied and contrasting views. This book will help readers comprehend some of the complexities involved in understanding physical education in its modern context. Accordingly, the book reviews many of the contested arguments about the nature and purposes of physical education and the pedagogical and professional challenges which lie ahead. It discusses the associated issues of health, well-being, and youth sport to ensure that readers can gain a rounded and more complete understanding of physical education. With its discussion of the pedagogical and professional challenges facing those engaged in teaching physical education, the book will be of particular interest to students intending to become physical education teachers, at both primary and secondary levels. As well, it provides valuable insight to educators and administrators with an interest in the physical well-being and development of those attending schools.

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Malcolm Thorburn and Shirley Gray are Lecturers of Physical Education at the University of Edinburgh.

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