Girls, Gender And Physical Education: An Activist Approach by Kimberly L. OliverGirls, Gender And Physical Education: An Activist Approach by Kimberly L. Oliver

Girls, Gender And Physical Education: An Activist Approach

byKimberly L. Oliver, David KirkEditorKimberly L. Oliver

Hardcover | August 13, 2015

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In this powerfully argued and progressive study, Kimberly Oliver and David Kirk call for a radical reconstruction of the teaching of physical education for girls. Despite forty years of theorization and practical intervention, girls are still disengaging from physical education, dropping out of physical activity, and suffering negative consequences in terms of their health and well-being as a result. This book challenges the conventional narrative that girls are somehow to blame for this disengagement, and instead identifies important new ways of working with girls, developing a new pedagogical model for 'girl-friendly' physical education.

The book locates our understanding of the experiences of girls in physical education in the broader context of young people's multifaceted engagements with popular physical culture. Adopting an activist perspective, it outlines a programme of action informed by principled pragmatism and based on four critical elements: student-centred pedagogy; critical study of embodiment; inquiry-based physical education centred-in-action, and listening and responding to girls over time. It explores the implications of this new thinking for teaching, research, PETE and policy, and outlines a future agenda for work in this area.

Offering a profound theoretical critique of contemporary research and practice, as well as a new programme of action,Girls, Gender and Physical Educationis essential reading for all researchers, advanced students and practitioners with an interest in the issues of gender, equity and inclusion in physical education.

Kimberly L. Oliveris a Professor of Physical Education Teacher Education in the Department of Kinesiology and Dance at New Mexico State University, USA where she directs the Physical Education Teacher Education Program. Working in the traditions of feminist, critical and activist research and pedagogies, her interest is in learning how...
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Title:Girls, Gender And Physical Education: An Activist ApproachFormat:HardcoverDimensions:136 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:August 13, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415749263

ISBN - 13:9780415749268

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. The same old story: the reproduction and recycling of a dominant narrative in research on physical education for girls  3. Student Centred Pedagogy  4. Pedagogies of Embodiment  5. Inquiry based education centredinaction  6. Listening and Responding Over Time  7. Possibilities for research and physical education from an activist perspective