Sport Education: Quality PE Through Positive Sport Experiences

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Human Kinetics Publishers, 1994 - Physical education and training - 141 pages
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This text details how sport can help students learn fair play, leadership and followship skills and self-responsibility in addition to becoming competent players. It shows physical educators how to implement effective sport education programmes within their physical education classes to achieve these goals. The author explains his sport education model and provides school-tested plans for applying the model to specific sports and activities. Part 1 describes the sport education model and the curriculum and instructional methods used to implement it. Part 2 presents examples of how the model has been used effectively in school settings. Part 3 explains models of evaluation and assessment. A chapter in this section shows how the sport education model can be used to develop an Olympic curriculum that incorporates the global education, multicultural education and personal development goals of Olympism and provides a unifying theme for the sport education proramme.

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This is a must-read for all Physical Education teachers, even if they do not have immediate plans to incorporate Sports Ed into their teaching. Sports Ed offers huge benefits to the PE lessons: the students get to solve authentic problems in groups, build relationships with their team mates, have a say in how they structure their learning experiences, learn about different roles in sports and enjoy their participation in a real sporting competition. Many of the less-able kids do not get the chance to represent school/class/club in any form of league or tournament. Sports Ed gives every student a chance to be part of an athletic team and engage them in a developmentally-appropriate sports tournament.
While the first chapter concentrates on convincing the readers, the rest of it is packed with countless practical tips and examples on how to make Sports Ed work in your school. Examples are drawn from different (American?) schools and different grade levels. Very useful resource for PE teachers.

About the author (1994)

Daryl Siedentop graduated from Hope College in 1960 where he then stayed for ten years coaching basketball and baseball and teaching physical education. During that time he completed a master's degree from Western Michigan University and a doctorate in physical education from Indiana University. In 1970 he accepted a position in the School of HPER at The Ohio State University where he eventually became a Professor, Senior Associate Dean and then Interim Dean of the College of Education. In 2001, he retired and assumed initial leadership of OSU's new P-12 Project, a university-wide outreach initiative to support urban school improvement in Ohio. Siedentop has held Visiting Professor positions as the University of Massachusetts, University of Georgia, Instituto Nacional d'Education Fisica in Granada, Spain, and Edith Cowan University in Australia. Siedentop has published 12 books several of which have been translated into Japanese, Korean, French, and Spanish. His newest book "The Complete Guide to Sport Education" will be published in 2004. Siedentop has published 6 edited monographs and 80 refereed articles in JOPER, Quest, JTPE, and the European Physical Education review among other outlets. His honors included the Visiting Scholar Award from Virginia Polytechnic University, election as a Fellow of the American Academy of Physical Education, The International Olympic Committee President's Prize, NASPE C&I Academy Honor Award, AAHPERD Alliance Scholar Award, Research Consortium McCloy Award, and the OSU Obertueffer Award. Siedentop has Distinguished Alumni Awards from Hope College and the Indiana University School of HPER.

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