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Reviews many of the contested arguments about the nature and purposes of physical education and the pedagogical challenges. The authors discuss the associated issues of health and well-being and youth sport to ensure that readers can gain a rounded and more complete understanding of physical education.
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From a policy perspective therefore and for anyone interested in contemporary developments in curriculum and pedagogy in physical education (and/or Health and Physical Education), Picking up the baton will make for an interesting read. While firmly focused on the Scottish context, the text engages with issues that have significant international relevance and appeal. --Sport, Education and Society
In considering the future of PE, this book highlights the unlikely effects in implementing policy reforms if pedagogical and professional issues are not resolved. Throughout there are strong indications which suggest that in order for PE not to become marginalised in an era where change is rapidly occurring, it will be essential that teachers take up the baton to improve quality and value for money definitions of professionalism in PE. Whilst the book has provided fruitful policy discussion and the need for evaluative input from stakeholders, it is also critical in its analysis of government and classroom teaching and learning. An interesting aspect was its ability to examine and provide insights into existing and emerging issues whilst enhancing the reader s perceptions through its analytical and critical thinking on PE in both academic and social circles. --Journal of Education Policy
Malcolm Thorburn and Shirley Gray are Lecturers of Physical Education at the University of Edinburgh.
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Book Description Dunedin Academic Press Ltd., 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1906716072
Book Description Dunedin Academic Press Ltd., 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1906716072
Book Description Dunedin Academic Pr Ltd, 2009. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 96 pages. 8.43x5.43x0.47 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 1906716072