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The Future of Health, Wellbeing and Physical Education

Optimising Children's Health through Local and Global Community Partnerships

Authors: Lynch, Timothy

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  • Focuses on how the benefits of physical education can be introduced to children by global and local partnerships
  • Promotes quality learning experiences in physical education Suggests how pre-service teachers can be supported and encouraged to ensure the future of physical education teaching
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About this book

This book uses the example of a partnership journey between universities, schools, the local health industry as well as a number of government organisations which worked to ensure the growth of physical education in primary education. The initiative employed the United Nations (UN) ideals as a model and contextualised them within local schools and communities. What began as a pathway seed quickly grew to involve multi-stakeholder partnerships and therefore explores how the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) may be implemented at a grass roots level. 

About the authors

Tim Lynch is Lecturer in Primary Physical Education at Plymouth University, UK. He has been involved in early years/ primary, secondary and higher education for 22 years as a classroom teacher, Head teacher, Health and Physical Education (HPE) specialist and Teacher Educationalist, working in various national and international school communities, education systems and institutions. Tim is the Vice-President for Oceania for the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance (ICHPER-SD).

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“If we are going to impact pandemic obesity among children and other serious health problems, the work should be done through community partnerships. This book is relevant to various parts of the world and written with cultural, social and economic sensitivity. I highly recommend this book for teachers/educators and community leaders.” (Prof Mohammad R. Torabi, Indiana University School of Public Health, Bloomington, USA)

“The role of community partnerships in Health and Physical Education is an important one for the future wellbeing of the next generation. This book will help educators rethink the connections between universities and their communities, and what their roles in the partnerships involve.” (Prof Megan Crawford, Plymouth University, UK)

“This book is significant for those wanting to know more about the importance of community partnerships within children’s health and wellbeing. The author has provided extensive evidence about partnerships, allowing the “what if” to be recognised as well as the “how to” for future directions in children’s health and wellbeing.” (Prof Susanne Garvis, University of Gothenburg, Sweden)

“Dr. Lynch has two decades of teaching experience in physical education working with students on three different continents.  He uses his vast research background and practical experiences to produce an extensive and authoritative examination of the importance of how physical education positively impacts a vast array of health and wellbeing factors in students.  I highly recommend this book for the theoretical and practical insights it provides physical educators and readers.” (Dr. Gregory J. Soukup, Sr., University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas, USA)

<“Tim is a former physical education teacher, sport development officer, and now physical education teacher educator. Since commencing teacher education as a university based educator Tim has continued to research in the field of primary school physical education and community sport. He is a prolific writer, well respected for his insights into health education, physical education and recreation-sport. Tim’s background comprising time in the classroom, community sport, research and teacher education means Tim is uniquely positioned to explore matters pertaining to community partnerships, health, wellbeing, and physical education (and sport).” (Associate Professor Shane Pill, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook $54.99
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Hardcover $69.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-81091-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Future of Health, Wellbeing and Physical Education
Book Subtitle
Optimising Children's Health through Local and Global Community Partnerships
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-31667-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-31667-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-31666-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81091-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 174
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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