Global Perspectives on Physical Education and After-School Sport Programs

Global Perspectives on Physical Education and After-School Sport Programs

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Global Perspectives on Physical Education and After-School Sport Programs by Jepkorir Rose Chepyator-Thomson

This book examines public policy in physical education and sport and provides insights into practices of school curriculum and after-school sport programs from a global context. The authors reflect on the continuously shifting understanding of the field of physical education, articulate issues that face physical education and sport programs in the context of historical and contemporary dilemmas, and suggest a new direction for the profession in the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761865551
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 04/01/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 8.89(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Jepkorir Rose Chepyator-Thomson is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Georgia. Her teaching and research interests include public policy, global diversity in sport, and gender, race, and ethnicity in physical education. She is the author of sixty publications including one book, African Women and Globalization, and several chapters and research articles. She has appeared on 20/20 and NPR.

Shan-Hui Hsu is associate professor in the Office of Physical Education at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. Her teaching and research interests include gender studies in sport, popular culture in media technology, and physical education and sport pedagogy. She is the author of Identity, Difference and Voicing: Pedagogical Praxis in Gender Studies (2009), Sociology of Sport (2012), and seven research articles.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

List of Tables

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part 1: Understanding of Physical Education and Sport in Society
Chapter 1 Understanding of Physical Education and Sport in Society

Part 2: Promotion of Physical Education Through Regional Organizations and Associations

Africa
Chapter 2 Perspectives on Physical Education and After-School Sports in Ghana
Chapter 3 Education, Physical Education, and After-School Sports Programs in Kenya
Chapter 4 Physical Education in South Africa: Historical Perspectives and Research Studies in Eastern Cape and Gauteng Provinces
Chapter 5 Public Policy in Physical Education and Sports in Nigeria

Asia
Chapter 6 Development and Promotion of Physical Education and Sport in China
Chapter 7 Physical Education and After-School Programs in Modern India—Policies, Polity, and Contemporary Developments
Chapter 8 Current Issues in Physical Education and Korean National Standards for Physical Education
Chapter 9 The Role of Physical Education in Taiwan

Europe
Chapter 10 Historical and Current Trends in the K-12 Education, Physical Education, and After-School Sports Programs: the Hungarian Perspective

South America
Chapter 11 Physical Education and After-School Sports Programs: Brazilian Experiences and Tendencies for the 21st Century
Chapter 12 Physical Education and After-School Sport Programs in Chile: The Role of Public and Private Structures

North America
Chapter 13 The Ever-Changing Nature of Physical Education in the United States

Oceana
Chapter 14 Physical Education and the After-School Sports Program in Australian Schools: Barriers and Challenges for the 21st Century

Part 3: Global Physical Education and National Sports

Chapter 15 Comparative Perspectives and a Way Forward in Physical Education and Sport

Subject Index

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