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This comprehensive text offers fundamental information on forty-three different sports and recreational activities. Up-to-date material includes an overview of all aspects of the sport including history, equipment, rules, fundamental skills, techniques, etiquette, strategy, teaching considerations, leadup games and reference materials, including videos. Most importantly, this textbook can be used effectively by participants, instructors and instructors-to-be.
|Publisher:||McGraw-Hill Companies, The|
|Edition description:||Thirteenth Edition, with Powerweb|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.06(d)|
About the Author
Frank F. Musker has participated in many of the activities discussed in Sports and Recreational Activities throughout his life and from an early age. At the age of 6 his father, a gymnast and acrobat, brought him into his act and they performed together in the circus until he was 14. Mr. Musker went on to receive a certificate in physiotherapy from Baroness Rose School of Physical Therapy. He went on to receive a B.S. degree from Boston University in physical education. During World War II he attended the Aircorp Physical Education School in Miami and was a special instructor. He moved to the Medical Corp andattended the Correctional Exercise School. After the war he went back to Boston University to earn his M.S. in Physical Education and received his C.H.E.S. for advanced graduate work. In addition to teaching in the Aircorp, Mr. Musker taught at Baroness Rose, Boston University, gymnastics at M.I.T, and at the Boston Young Man’s Christian Union. While at BYMCU he taught youths who were referred to his course from the Juvenile Court in Boston. He was Supervisor of Physical Education at the Peabody School. Mr. Musker first got involved with Sport & Recreational Activities when one of the first authors asked him to use the book in class and provide feedback. His decision to accept a small percentage of royalties led to a lifetime participation in the book. Mr. Musker is a past New England Chairman of Gymnastics. Today, he enjoys working on the computer, writing about gymnastics and his many grand children, and one very new great grand daughter.
Judith E. Rink is a professor in the Department of Physical Education at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. She has published numerous books, research and articles related to effective teaching of physical education. She has been an editor of both the Journal for Teaching Physical Education and the Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. Dr. Rink was the chairperson of the committee to develop national content standards for physical education and has been the recipient of the NASPE Hall of Fame Award, the Curriculum and Instruction Academy Honor Award and the American Education Association Special Interest Group Outstanding Scholar Honor Award. She is currently the program director the South Carolina Physical Education Assessment Program and is working with the National Association for Physical Education and Sport to develop performance indicators and assessment materials for the national standards.