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Physical Education and Sport in a Changing Societyby William Hardin Freeman
Synopses & Reviews
This new edition provides a current, complete and balanced overview in the field of physical education, sport and exercise science. This book continues to cover physical education from its historical foundations to its role in today's society and the future while using the most current overview of the field available. The book surveys both teaching and non-teaching careers and thoroughly examines technology, current issues and future trends. This major revision reflects a thorough updating of all material and references and expansion of new trends and issues. For physical educators.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 350-364) and index.
Table of Contents
All chapters conclude with “Summary.”
I.DEFINING THE FIELD.
1.What Are Physical Education, Sport, and Kinesiology?
Physical Education: A Broad Field of Interests.
The Discipline Controversy.
The Field of Kinesiology: A Return to Holistic Physical Education?
2.The Academic Foundations of Kinesiology.
Current Academic Focuses in Physical Education and Kinesiology.
II.OUR CULTURAL HERITAGE IN HISTORY.
3.Physical Education and Sport in the Ancient World.
Primitive Times and Survival Sport.
Before the Greeks.
Ancient Greece: The Golden Age of “Pure” Physical Education and Sport.
The Age of Utility and Spectators: The Roman Empire.
4.Physical Education and Sport in Medieval and Early Modern Europe.
Medieval Society and Physical Education.
Medieval Sport: Source of the Sport Dichotomy?
Physical Education in the Renaissance and Reformation.
Seventeenth-Century European Physical Education and Sport.
Eighteenth-Century European Physical Education and Sport.
Nineteenth-Century European Physical Education and Sport.
5.The Early Development of American Physical Education and Sport.
Physical Education in Colonial America (1607-1783).
Physical Education in the Early National Period (1783-1820).
Antebellum Physical Education in the United States (1820-1860).
Social Sport in Colonial and Early National America (1607-1860).
The Professionalization of American Physical Education (1860-1900).
6.The Rise of Modern Sport in United States and England (to 1905).
The Characteristics of Modern Sport.
The Birth of Modern Sport in England and Europe.
The Phoenix Arises: The Rebirth of the Olympic Games.
The Rise of Organized Sport in the United States (1850-1905).
American Sport at the Turn of the Century.
7.American Physical Education and Sport from 1900 to 2000.
The Uneasy Joining of Physical Education and Sport (1900-1930).
The Mid-Twentieth Century (1930-1970).
An Era of Great Changes (1970-2000).
III.OUR FOUNDATION IN PHILOSOPHY.
8.Philosophy in Physical Education and Sport.
What Is Philosophy?
The Branches of Philosophy.
The Questions of Philosophy.
Issues in Sport Philosophy.
Contemporary Philosophies of Education and Physical Education.
Doing Philosophy in Physical Education and Sport.
How Do We Apply Philosophy in Physical Education and Sport?
9.Ethics and Problems in Physical Education and Sport.
Problems in Physical Education and Sport Today.
How Does Ethics Relate to Physical Education and Sport?
How Do We Teach Ethics and Values?
The “Ethic” of Big-Time Sport, or Why Sport Has a Poor Reputation.
What Ethical Values Should We Teach?
Toward an Ethical Future.
IV.CAREERS FOR THE FUTURE: WHERE DO YOU GO FROM HERE?
10.Traditional Careers in Physical Education and Sport.
The Meaning of Professional.
Becoming an Involved Professional: Development and Responsibilities.
What Are the Components of Professional Preparation?
What Is the Job Situation in Physical Education?
Teaching as a Career: Pros and Cons.
Basic Qualities of the Successful Teacher.
Types of Teaching Jobs.
The Future of Teaching Jobs.
11.New Careers in Sport and Kinesiology.
Facility and Event Management.
Recreation Programs and Community-Based Sport.
Sports Information and Sport Journalism.
Sport Marketing and Sales.
Sports Club Management and the Physical Fitness Industry.
Sports Medicine and Athletic Training.
Therapy and Specialized Training.
Health Education and Services.
Sport and Leisure Services Entrepreneurship.
Theory Meets Practice: Student Internships.
The Future of Sport Careers.
12.The Face of Work in a High-Tech World.
The Computer Reaches the Marketplace.
Technological Literacy: The Only Thing Constant Is Change.
The Next Steps in Computer Use: Expert Systems and Virtual Reality.
A Day in the Life: The Coming Technology.
Riding the Net: Bringing the World to Your Door.
13.Preparing for a Twenty-First Century Career.
Broad Knowledge Base (Cultural Literacy).
Health and Fitness Focus.
V.TODAY AND TOMORROW: WHERE ARE PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT GOING?
14.International Physical Education and Sport Today.
Why Study Comparative Physical Education?
Orientations of Physical Education Programs.
Some National Physical Education Programs.
15.Current Issues in American Physical Education and Sport.
The Focal Issue in Education.
Issues in American Education.
Issues in American Physical Education.
Issues in American Sport.
16.Into the Twenty-First Century: New Directions and Future Concerns in Physical Education and Sport.
Toward the Future.
Scholars Predict Trends in Physical Education, Sport, and Kinesiology.
Societal Trends in the United States.
Educational Trends in the United States.
Trends in Physical Education and Sport.
Again, Toward the Future.
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