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Student Learning in Physical Education: Applying Research to Enhance Instruction.

Silverman, S.J., & Ennis, C.D. (Editors) (1996). Student Learning in Physical Education: Applying Research to Enhance Instruction Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics (1607 N. Market St., PO Box 5076, 61825; [217] 351-5076, FAX (217] 351-2674; ISBN 0-87322-714-X; hardcover, 403 pgs; U.S.--$39.00, Canada--$58.50).

Seventeen nationally recognized experts highlight latest research on classroom instruction, curriculum development, measurement and assessment, and teacher education; physical educators are shown how to apply this information to daily classroom practices. Synthesized are latest findings on diversity in school settings, encouraging and enhancing student learning, promoting lifelong physical activity through school physical education, and teacher education from teacher preparation through in-service development programs.

Part I (3 chapters) surveys the field, focusing on the evolution of physical education, and how research findings have previously been applied in the classroom. Part II (3 chapters) reports on diversity in school settings, including workplace conditions, gender issues, and students with disabilities in physical education. In Part III (4 chapters), ways to promote student learning are emphasized, including influence of teachers' values on student learning, frameworks for establishing curriculum goals and learner outcomes, effective instruction in physical education, and use of assessment to enrich learning. Part IV (4 chapters) provides models for promoting lifelong fitness and physical activity, using sport education to reform physical education, teaching personal and social responsibility through physical education, and integrating physical education with other school subjects. Part V (3 chapters) emphasizes learning to teach--an ongoing process.

The chapter dealing with students with disabilities provides historical and current perspectives on disability and adapted physical education, historical perspectives on research, effective teaching and learning, management strategies, teacher behavior, information processing, attitudes about disability, integration/inclusion, and research directions.

The book contains more than 500 bibliographic entries. Chapter summaries and a comprehensive index make information easy to access, use, and understand.
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