Sociocultural Issues in Physical Education: Case Studies for Teachers is useful to a wide range of individuals interested in increasing their sociocultural awareness and kwledge in order to consider how students' experiences are shaped in and through physical education classes. This book may be especially useful to teacher candidates and as a professional development tool. What happens in physical activity learning spaces is of great significance to the learners that occupy those spaces. Broadly speaking, one cant deny that education is rife with error, r can one igre the presence of global-level issues in physical education. Using a case study approach, this book addresses social and cultural issues that can and do arise in physical education. This book offers a tool for studying and better understanding how social and cultural issues impact student learning in physical education. Chapter authors point toward possibilities for better understanding sociocultural issues in physical education settings.
Sara Barnard Flory is an assistant professor in the School of Physical Education and Exercise Science at the University of South Florida. She studies the role of culture in physical education and physical activity, and she is specifically interested developing culturally competent curriculum models, school-based health initiatives, and preparing teachers for culturally diverse school settings. Stephen Sanders is professor and director of the School of Physical Education and Exercise Science at the University of South Florida. He is the author of several books related to implementation of developmentally appropriate curriculum and practice in early childhood physical activity settings. Amy Tischler is assistant professor in the Physical Education Teacher Education program at the University of Wiscosin-La Crosse. She studies how particular students and student groups are advantaged and disadvantaged in and through social practices in physical education and physical activity spaces.