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Routledge International Companion to Education by Bob Moon, Sally Brown, Miriam Ben-Peretz

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THE PLACE OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN THE CONTEMPORARY CURRICULUM

Len Almond

 

 

INTRODUCTION

One of the dilemmas in the enterprise of reviewing a wide subject field like physical education is what to select and what to reject. My own prejudices reflect a concern for curriculum and teaching in schools and a narrow view of research in higher education. Much of the research endeavours within this in higher education centre on the sports sciences, which have little real relevance for physical education; I have therefore chosen not to include them in this essay. Even though I believe that much of the current research in physical education has little significance for most teachers, it is quite clear that much of the best work in schools reflects ...

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