About the book
This dictionary provides useful definitions and immediate access to the essential terminology of contemporary physical education and sport studies.
It provides a discerning ‘rounded’ and generally accepted explanation for many of the more complex language that characterises the physical education and sport study disciplines. Terminology is drawn from such pertinent disciplines and fields of study as health education, education theory and research, human anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, psychology, pedagogy and sociology. The dictionary reflects physical education and sport studies in the widest possible way. Accordingly common professional acronyms and other useful terms have been included. The dictionary is aimed at those who formally study and teach physical education and sport studies and those who are curious about these subjects.
About the Autors
Bob Stothart M.A., Dip Tch., Fellow PENZ, is a former adviser in physical education, lecturer in physical education and health and Associate Principal of Wellington College of Education. He has held senior positions in physical education, health education and recreation and sport. He was appointed to the New Zealand Council for Recreation and Sport and later became its Director. He has also worked for the Department of Education where he supervised the Health Education Resources Project and was also Senior Education Officer responsible for all Advisers to schools. His recreation interests include family recreation, skiing, outdoor recreation, New Zealand literature, wine and art. In retirement he contracted to NZQA to chair degree evaluation panels for new degrees in Colleges of Education, Polytechnics and private training establishments. He also continues to write and to attend conferences. His collection of personal papers has been lodged in the Turnbull Library.
Ian Culpan is presently a Professor of Physical Education in the School of Sciences and Physical Education at the University of Canterbury. He is a graduate of Otago University and Canterbury University. He served on the staff of Christchurch College of Education before it merged with the University of Canterbury in 2007. He has led and directed many national curriculum initiatives, established a number of academic programmes within the university and is frequently sought as a keynote speaker at international congresses. He was president of the New Zealand Olympic Academy for eight years, co-coordinated the New Zealand All Blacks leadership training programme and is on the Global Forum for Physical Education Pedagogy. In addition to this he has held positions in Physical Education New Zealand and has been a policy advisor for UNESCO. He enjoys active lifestyles and is never happier than he is on, in or near water.
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