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New textbook explores global physical ed

Global Perspectives on Physical Education and After-School Sport Programs
Jepkorir Rose Chepyator-Thomson and Shan-Hui Hsu
University Press of America
E-book: $79.99, Hardback: $80

Global Perspectives on Physical Education and After-School Sport Programs examines public policy in physical education and sport and provides insights into practices of school curriculum and after-school sport programs from a global context. It is written by Jepkorir Rose Chepyator-Thomson, a professor in the UGA College of Education kinesiology department, and Shan-Hui Hsu, an associate professor in the Office of Physical Education at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan.

The authors reflect on the continuously shifting understanding of the field of physical education, articulate issues that face physical education and sport programs in the context of historical and contemporary dilemmas and suggest a new direction for the profession in the 21st century.

“This is an excellent book. It provides a detailed examination of issues that face the fields of physical education and sport in worldwide environments,” said Doris Corbett, director of the School of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Sciences at Northern Iowa University. “It is an outstanding textbook for physical education teachers and coaches who work in preparing the youth for their growth and prosperity in society.”