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A History And Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education: From Ancient Civilizations to the Modern World

A HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION: FROM ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS TO THE MODERN WORLD

by: Robert Mechikoff
Format: Paperback

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This engaging and informative text will hold the attention of students and scholars as they take a journey through time to understand the role that history and philosophy have played in shaping the course of sport and physical education in Western and selected non-Western civilizations.

Using appropriate theoretical and interpretive frameworks, students will investigate topics such as the historical relationship between mind and body; what philosophers and intellectuals have said about the body as a source of knowledge; educational philosophy and the value of physical education and/or sport; philosophical positions that have impacted the historical development of sport and physical education; the history of women in sport and physical education; the role and scope of sport and physical education in Ancient Greece and Rome; the Ancient Olympic Games; the relationship between sport and religion in ancient and modern times; the theoretical and professional development of physical education; the rise of sport in modern America; the history and politics of the modern Olympic Games; and the contributions of men, women, and social movements to the development of sport and physical education from ancient times to the modern era..

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Product Code: 9780072973020
ISBN: 0072973021
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Publication Date: 2005-07-21
Number of Pages: 432 pages
Languages: english
Edition: 4
Dimension: 7.09 x 0.71 x 9.09 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds