Philosophy of Physical Activity Education (Including Educational Sport)

by Earle F. Zeigler



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/21/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 336
ISBN : 9781426925320

About the Book

Philosophy of Physical Activity Education (Including Educational Sport) is designed to help you develop an early philosophic perspective of physical activity education, including educational sport. In the process you will also come to understand selected aspects of the field’s historical background as a developing academic field and discipline. The field is called sport and physical education in the United States currently.

However, as we move along in the 21st century, it is still designated as physical and health education in Canada. The term used most often to name the field worldwide is physical education and sport. Despite its obvious importance, there has been a gradual decline of physical activity education philosophy, including educational sport, within the professional curricula of physical activity educators and coaches. This appears to have taken place since the adoption in the 1970s of an almost pure analytic philosophical approach to the detriment of almost any applied philosophic endeavor.

As you develop an understanding about your chosen life work, the author hopes that you, as a prospective professional educator, will be stimulated to examine yourself and your beliefs more carefully than ever before. If you will do this conscientiously, the result will be an under-girding personal philosophy that is sound, consistent, and logical.

About the Author

Earle F. Zeigler became semi-retired in 1985, but in 2009 has completed his 68th year in professional and scholarly endeavor. A dual citizen of Canada and the United States, he has taught, researched, and administered programs at Yale University, University of Michigan, University of Illinois, C-U, and University of Western Ontario.