Introduction

Authored by: Gerald Griggs , Kirsten Petrie

Routledge Handbook of Primary Physical Education

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138682344
eBook ISBN: 9781315545257
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315545257-1

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Abstract

Given the time constraints for many professionals engaged within physical education and perhaps more broadly still, primary education (also known as elementary education), there is little wonder that many seek quick and practical solutions in their day-to-day lives. Unfortunately, many practitioners and, sadly, student practitioners fail to understand issues far beyond the immediate world in which they find themselves. This can be due to a range of reasons such as time, effort, interest or complexity. However, with the increased expectations placed on trainees moving towards a post-graduate-level profession and renewed research interests across the globe into elementary or primary-level physical education, it is of increased importance that a book such as the Routledge Handbook of Primary Physical Education provides a secure theoretical underpinning to those studying the subject area.

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