This text examines the motor performance and movement education of children and youths. Focusing on the applied aspects of motor development and developmental physical activity, this book looks at cross-cultural considerations in the motor performance of children. Gallahue attempts to help parents, teachers and coaches to be more effective in knowing more about the child with whom they interact. The text includes a CD-ROM containing lesson activities, an instructor's guide including chapter outlines and test questions and a PowerPoint slide presentation. The first 17 chapters contain elements called "Reality Checks" that present real-life situations and discussion questions. "Teaching tips" elements throughout the book list information about a specific topic.
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David L. Gallahue, EdD, is dean of the school of health, physical education, and recreation at Indiana University. A former elementary school PE teacher, he has been a university professor for more than 30 years and has focused his career on children’s motor development and movement skill learning.
As owner and director of Challengers Day camp and after-school program for 20 years, he worked with children, trained beginning teachers, and experimented with the developmental approach. He was chair of both the Council on Physical Education for Children (COPEC) and the Motor Development Academy of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). He was elected to the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education and the North American Society for HPERD Professionals in recognition of his work with children and extensive influence in the field of children’s physical education and motor development. He was recently recognized with an honorary professorship from the Chengdu Institute of Physical Education in China for his international efforts on behalf of children.
Dr. Gallahue earned his master’s degree from Purdue University and his doctorate from Temple University.
Frances Cleland Donnelly, PED is associate professor and assistant chair of the health & physical education teacher certification program at West Chester University. She has taught elementary physical education in private and public schools for 10 years and continues to teach children through her university position and research.
Dr. Donnelly served COPEC from 1999-2002. She earned her master’s and doctorate degrees in motor development, adapted physical education, and child development from Indiana University. She has published many articles in refereed journals related to critical thinking in K-12 physical education, assessment, dance, interdisciplinary teaching, and teaching methodology.
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Book Description Human Kinetics Publishers, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110736033882