Defining Physical Education: The Social Construction of a School Subject in Postwar Britain

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Abstract

Between the end of the Second World War and the present time, ideas about British Physical Education were created, and became established as orthodoxies and conventions. This book is about the forming of these ideas. It is also about the relationship between these ideas and beliefs more widely circulated in society, concerning the value and uses of sport and Physical Education in schools. It also examines the influence of these notions in the public debate about Physical Education which preceded the 1987 General Election.
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages160
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 1992

Fingerprint

physical education
social construction
school
World War
Sports
election
present
Values

Keywords

  • physical education
  • school sports
  • post war Britain

Cite this

@book{ffb33493e83e41208866f9f3e34fe1e9,
title = "Defining Physical Education: The Social Construction of a School Subject in Postwar Britain",
abstract = "Between the end of the Second World War and the present time, ideas about British Physical Education were created, and became established as orthodoxies and conventions. This book is about the forming of these ideas. It is also about the relationship between these ideas and beliefs more widely circulated in society, concerning the value and uses of sport and Physical Education in schools. It also examines the influence of these notions in the public debate about Physical Education which preceded the 1987 General Election.",
keywords = "physical education, school sports, post war Britain",
author = "David Kirk",
year = "1992",
month = "1",
day = "2",
language = "English",
isbn = "0750700246",

}

TY - BOOK

T1 - Defining Physical Education

T2 - The Social Construction of a School Subject in Postwar Britain

AU - Kirk, David

PY - 1992/1/2

Y1 - 1992/1/2

N2 - Between the end of the Second World War and the present time, ideas about British Physical Education were created, and became established as orthodoxies and conventions. This book is about the forming of these ideas. It is also about the relationship between these ideas and beliefs more widely circulated in society, concerning the value and uses of sport and Physical Education in schools. It also examines the influence of these notions in the public debate about Physical Education which preceded the 1987 General Election.

AB - Between the end of the Second World War and the present time, ideas about British Physical Education were created, and became established as orthodoxies and conventions. This book is about the forming of these ideas. It is also about the relationship between these ideas and beliefs more widely circulated in society, concerning the value and uses of sport and Physical Education in schools. It also examines the influence of these notions in the public debate about Physical Education which preceded the 1987 General Election.

KW - physical education

KW - school sports

KW - post war Britain

UR - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Defining-Physical-Education-Construction-curriculum/dp/0750700246/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1412600241&sr=1-5&keywords=Defining+Physical+Education

M3 - Book

SN - 0750700246

BT - Defining Physical Education

ER -