Urban Physical Education

Instructional Practices and Cultural Activities
Author: Rhonda L. Clements,Amy Meltzer Rady
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492583324
Category: Education
Page: 160
View: 3516
Urban Physical Education targets the teaching circumstances and conditions of urban schools with innovative instructional practices and culturally diverse and contemporary activities. You’ll find games and modified sports from around the world as well as sport and performance activities such as urban dances, parkour, urban golf, freestyle basketball, and fitness routines. Each of the 40 activities includes a brief description, a simplified teaching process, key instructional points, alignment with NASPE national standards, and a basic closure activity. An activity finder makes it easy to find activities to fit in your curriculum, and ready-made rubrics help you assess readiness of preservice teachers, partner and group interactions, and lesson effectiveness. Authors Clements and Rady combine their expertise and experience to help you better understand urban school environments and become a more effective leader, instructor, and mentor to the diverse students in your school. More than an activity book, Urban Physical Education identifies the common challenges facing today’s urban physical education teachers and presents culturally responsive instructional practices developed by experienced teachers working in urban schools. Suggestions and tools in the book will help you improve your teaching demeanor, respond to behavioral problems, implement protocols for large classes, and address the needs of English language learners. With Urban Physical Education, you’ll learn how to generate a new level of student enthusiasm and participation; develop and reinforce effective teaching practices; and enhance your existing curriculum with innovative, contemporary, and culturally diverse activities for middle and high school students.

Anxiety Dimension of Personality among Urban and Rural Physical Education Students of Higher Secondary Schools

Author: Dhanraj Singh Salathia
Publisher: Microcosmos International Journal of Research
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 3
View: 9374
The present study is undertaking with a view to find and compare the Anxiety level among rural and urban Physical Education Students of Higher Secondary Schools. It's is hypothesized that there exists a non significant difference between the anxiety level among the rural and urban higher secondary students. For verification of these hypotheses, the data was collected from 140(70 from rural areas and 70 from urban areas) higher secondary students of Jammu district in Jammu and Kashmir by adopting random sampling. The data collected is subjected to statistical analysis t-test. The purpose of the study was to compare.

Teaching Overweight Students in Physical Education

Comprehensive Strategies for Inclusion
Author: Weidong Li
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317553675
Category: Psychology
Page: 136
View: 3030
Overweight students often suffer negative consequences with regard to low physical ability, skills, and fitness; obesity-related health implications; teasing and exclusion from physical education by their peers; and psychosocial and emotional suffering as a result of weight stigma. Widespread obesity and its negative consequences have presented an unprecedented challenge for teachers, who must include overweight students in physical education activities while striving to provide individualized instruction for diverse learners and foster positive learning environments. Educators stand to benefit greatly from specific knowledge and skills for reducing bias and including overweight students. Teaching Overweight Students in Physical Education offers a compact and easy-to-read take on this problem. It begins by summarizing information on the obesity trend, weight stigma, and coping mechanisms. Next, it introduces the Social Ecological Constraint Model, which casts the teacher as an agent of change who is aware of and manipulates a variety of factors from multiple levels for effective inclusion of overweight students in physical education. Finally, it provides detailed strategies guided by the conceptual model for instructors to implement into their physical education classes. In all, this book provides a map for successfully including overweight students and offers practical strategies to help physical education teachers create inclusive and safe climates, and design differentiated instruction to maximize overweight or obese students’ engagement and learning. Comprehensive, evidence-based, and timely, this book is tailored for physical education educators and practitioners, but will also benefit parents of overweight children by providing them with strategies for educating their children on how to cope with stigma and weight-related teasing.

Handbook of Urban Education

Author: H. Richard Milner IV,Kofi Lomotey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136206019
Category: Education
Page: 600
View: 4152
This volume brings together leading scholars in urban education to focus on inner city matters, specifically as they relate to educational research, theory, policy, and practice. Each chapter provides perspectives on the history and evolving nature of urban education, the current education landscape, and helps chart an all-important direction for future work and needs. The Handbook addresses seven areas that capture the breadth and depth of available knowledge in urban education: (1) Psychology, Health and Human Development, (2) Sociological Perspectives, (3) Families and Communities, (4) Teacher Education and Special Education, (5) Leadership, Administration and Leaders, (6) Curriculum & Instruction, and (7) Policy and Reform.

Physical education in urban elementary schools

a study of the status of physical education for children of elementary school age in city school systems
Author: Elsa Schneider
Publisher: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 91
View: 5745

Sociocultural Issues in Physical Education

Case Studies for Teachers
Author: Sara Barnard Flory,Amy Tischler,Stephen Sanders
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475808305
Category: Education
Page: 168
View: 6716
Sociocultural Issues in Physical Education: Case Studies for Teachers helps teachers increase their sociocultural awareness and knowledge in order to consider how students’ experiences are shaped in and through physical education classes. This book is especially useful as a professional development and academic tool.

Critical Pedagogy, Physical Education and Urban Schooling

Author: Katie Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781433117404
Category: Education
Page: 262
View: 9900
Critical pedagogy, physical education and urban schooling is a critical ethnography of health, physical education and the schooling experiences of urban youth. The subjects of health and physical education are compulsory in most schools internationally, but many contemporary practices in these subjects reinforce rather than challenge the stereotypes that urban youth are only physically talented and, subsequently uninterested in schooling achievement. This book questions those practices and instead suggests that, if taught in critical ways, these subjects offer a particularly cogent space of hope and achievement for urban youth &… [and] thus explores the complex potential for health and physical education as key sites of learning for marginalized urban youth.

Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Physical education and training
Page: N.A
View: 512

The Dimensions of Physical Education

Author: Associate Professor Department of Kinesiology University of Rhode Island Lori E Ciccomascolo,Lori E. Ciccomascolo,Eileen Crowley Sullivan
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449673953
Category: Education
Page: 400
View: 5390
The Dimensions of Physical Education is an all-in-one reader that addresses important issues in physical, health, and sport education. The text assists students in learning the designated content by providing reader-friendly, scholarly articles and letters that discuss the real issues in the field. Instructors are encouraged to use the articles to challenge students to think about how all of the dimensions of physical and health education connect to each other. The format of the text allows instructors to select and teach the content of the chapters in any order that meets the needs of their students and courses. Topics Covered include: The significance of physical education Effective teaching methods Means of motivating students Character education Assessment measurements Technology Gender issues & diversity Professional development Service-learning Adapted PE

Physical Activity and Health of Hong Kong Youth

Author: David P. Johns
Publisher: Chinese University Press
ISBN: 9789629962388
Category: Medical
Page: 254
View: 4508
This work examines health issues in light of the unique cultural and psychological background of Chinese and Hong Kong society.

Pedagogies, Physical Culture, and Visual Methods

Author: Laura Azzarito,David Kirk
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136291970
Category: Education
Page: 256
View: 5857
To understand and more creatively capture the social world, visual methods have increasingly become used by researchers in the social sciences and education. However, despite the rapid development of visual-based knowledge, and despite the obvious links between human movement and visual forms of understanding, visual research has been scarce in the fields of physical culture and physical education pedagogy. This groundbreaking book is the first to mark a "visual turn" in understanding and researching physical culture and pedagogies, offering innovative, image-based research that reveals key issues in the domains of sport, health, and physical education studies. Integrating visual research into physical culture and pedagogy studies, the book provides the reader with different ways of "seeing", looking at, and critically engaging with physical culture. Since human movement is increasingly created, established, and pedagogized beyond traditional educational sites such as schools, sport clubs, and fitness gyms, the book also explores the notion of visual pedagogy in wider physical culture, helping the reader to understand how visual-based technologies such as television, the internet, and mobile phones are central to people’s engagement with physical culture today. The book demonstrates how the visual creates dynamic pedagogical tools for revealing playful forms of embodiment, and offers the reader a range of visual methods, from researcher-produced photo analysis to participatory-centred visual approaches, that will enhance their own study of physical culture. Pedagogies, Physical Culture and Visual Methods is important reading for all advanced students and researchers with an interest in human movement, physical education, physical culture, sport studies, and research methods in education.

Social Justice and the Urban Obesity Crisis

Implications for Social Work
Author: Melvin Delgado
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231534256
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
View: 3403
A number of economic, cultural, and contextual factors are driving urban America's obesity crisis, which can create chronic health conditions for those least able to manage them. Considering urban obesity through a social justice lens, this book is the first to help social workers and others develop targeted interventions for effective outcomes. The text dissects the problem of urban obesity in populations of color from individual, family, group, community, and policy perspectives. Beginning with a historical survey of urban obesity in communities of color, anti-obesity policies and programs, and the role of social work in addressing this threat, the volume follows with an analysis of the social, ecological, environmental, and spatial aggravators of urban obesity, such as the food industry's advertising strategies, which promote unhealthy choices; the failure of local markets to provide good food options; the lack of safe exercise spaces; and the paucity of heath education. Melvin Delgado reviews recent national obesity statistics; explores the connection between food stamps and obesity; and reveals the financial and social consequences of the epidemic for society as a whole. He concludes with recommendations for effective health promotion programs, such as youth-focused interventions, community gardens, and community-based food initiatives, and a unique consideration of urban obesity in relation to acts of genocide and national defense.

Youth Leadership in Sport and Physical Education

Author: D. Hellison,T. Martinek
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230101321
Category: Social Science
Page: 197
View: 9846
This book responds to the needs of urban youth by describing youth development principles in physical activity programs. These programs are built on urban kids' assets and promise rather than their deficits. Included are ways of transferring skills from specific programs to everyday settings.

Student Learning in Physical Education

Applying Research to Enhance Instruction
Author: Stephen J. Silverman,Catherine D. Ennis
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736042758
Category: Education
Page: 352
View: 3779
This volume provides up-to-date research on the physical education curriculum, teaching and teacher-training, and shows physical educators how to apply this knowledge to their day-to-day practices.

Sport and Physical Education: The Key Concepts

Author: Tim Chandler,Wray Vamplew,Mike Cronin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134114559
Category: Education
Page: 288
View: 5108
An accessible and fully cross-referenced A-Z guide, this book has been written specifically for students of sport studies and physical education, introducing basic terms and concepts. Entries cover such diverse subjects as coaching, drug testing, hooliganism, cultural imperialism, economics, gay games, amateurism, extreme sports, exercise physiology and Olympism. This revised second edition, including fully updated further reading and web references, places a greater emphasis on sports science, with new entries on subjects such as: aerobic and anaerobic respiration blood pressure body composition cardiac output metabolism physical capacity. A complete guide to the disciplines, themes, topics and concerns current in contemporary sport, this book is an invaluable resource for students at every level studying Sport and Physical Education.

Values Held for Physical Activity by Selected Urban Secondary School Students in Canada, Australia, England, and the United States

Author: Gerald S. Kenyon
Publisher: N.A
Category: Physical education and training
Page: 450
View: 7206

Perspectives on Rescuing Urban Literacy Education

Spies, Saboteurs, and Saints
Author: Robert B. Cooter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135632189
Category: Education
Page: 312
View: 4326
Perspectives on Rescuing Urban Literacy Education: Spies, Saboteurs, and Saints is an exploration of the variables that contribute to the improvement of literacy instruction in large urban school districts. The book grows out of a five-year initiative known as The Dallas Reading Plan--a $50 million collaborative effort between area business and corporate interests, philanthropy, and the Dallas Independent School District. Audiences include university professors and graduate students in reading/literacy education, educational leadership, special education, urban studies, and change management theory, school board members, business and community leaders, classroom teachers, parents, and those concerned with the status of literacy education in urban settings.

Textbook of Children's Environmental Health

Author: Philip J. Landrigan,Ruth A. Etzel
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199336660
Category: Medical
Page: 608
View: 2250
Over the past four decades, the prevalence of autism, asthma, ADHD, obesity, diabetes, and birth defects have grown substantially among children around the world. Not coincidentally, more than 80,000 new chemicals have been developed and released into the global environment during this same period. Today the World Health Organization attributes 36% of all childhood deaths to environmental causes. Children's environmental health is a new and expanding discipline that studies the profound impact of chemical and environmental hazards on child health. Amid mounting evidence that children are exquisitely sensitive to their environment-and that exposure during their developmental "windows of susceptibility" can trigger cellular changes that lead to disease and disability in infancy, childhood, and across the life span-there is a compelling need for continued scientific study of the relationship between children's health and environment. The Textbook of Children's Environmental Health codifies the knowledge base and offers an authoritative and comprehensive guide to this important new field. Edited by two internationally recognized pioneers in the area, this volume presents up-to-date information on the chemical, biological, physical, and societal hazards that confront children in today's world: pesticides, indoor and outdoor air pollution, lead, arsenic, phthalates, bisphenol A, brominated flame retardants, ionizing radiation, electromagnetic fields, and the built environment. It presents carefully documented data on rising rates of disease in children, offers a critical summary of new research linking pediatric disease with environmental exposures, and explores the cellular, molecular, and epigenetic mechanisms underlying diseases of environmental origin. With this volume's emphasis upon integrating theory and practice, readers will find practical approaches to channeling scientific findings into evidence-based strategies for preventing and identifying the environmental hazards that cause disease in children. It is a landmark work that will serve as the field's benchmark for years to come.