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Dynamic Physical Education for Secondary School Students, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition

By Paul W. Darst, Robert P. Pangrazi, Mary Jo Sariscsany, Timothy Brusseau

Published by Benjamin Cummings

Published Date: Feb 11, 2011

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Dynamic Physical Education for Secondary School Students, Seventh Edition provides secondary school physical education pre-service teachers everything they need to create an exciting and thoughtful PE program for their students. Using accessible, everyday language, authors Paul Darst, Robert Pangrazi, Mary Jo Sariscsany, and Timothy Brusseau cover foundational teaching elements as well as current issues in physical education. A focus on important issues facing today’s PE teachers includes topics such as the effects of overweight on youth, sensitively addressing different ability ranges, and teaching culturally diverse students. Updated research, recommended readings, and a variety of study tools throughout the text make this book a comprehensive resource for teachers of physical education. The text, when tied to the accompanying Lesson Plans book, becomes a comprehensive curriculum guide for pre-service and in-service teachers for grades 7-12. Enhancing the curriculum and instruction in secondary physical education, the text includes a wealth of both practical and theoretical resources and many motivating ideas, strategies, and activities.


With the addition of two new coauthors, Tim Brusseau and Mary Jo Sariscany, the four member author team brings both highly experienced and fresh perspectives to the revision. Included in this edition are new Teaching Tips and Safety Hint features, and content on the expanding role of PE teachers outside the gym.


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Table of Contents

Section 1: Justifying a Physical Education Program

            1. Physical Education in the Secondary School   

            2. The Impact of Physical Activity on Adolescents   

Section 2: Designing a Physical Education Program

            3. Steps in Developing a Curriculum   

            4. Curriculum Approaches 

Section 3: Teaching a Physical Education Program

            5. Planning for Effective Instruction   

            6. Improving Instructional Effectiveness   

            7. Management and Discipline   

            8. Teaching Styles   

            9. Improving Instruction Systematically   

            10. Assessment, Evaluation, and Grading   

Section 4: Developing a Total Program

            11. Students with Disabilities    

            12. Safety and Liability   

            13. Activity Outside of the Physical Education Classroom: Intramurals, Sport Clubs, School Programs, and Athletics  

Section 5: Implementing Instructional Activities

            14. Introductory Activities   

            15. Promoting and Monitoring Lifestyle Physical Activity   

            16. Physical Fitness   

            17. Healthy Lifestyles: Activities for Instruction   

            18. Promoting Motivation, Cooperation and Inclusion: Nontraditional Ideas for Instruction   

            19. Sports   

            20. Lifestyle Activities   

            21. Outdoor Adventure Activities   


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Dynamic Physical Education for Secondary School Students, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition
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$76.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-75015-0