Teaching Responsibility Through Physical Activity

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This text presents a teaching approach that uses sport and exercise to help young people take responsibility for themselves and the well-being of others. The author draws on his own experience to provide educators and youth workers with proven strategies on: using the gymnasium, playground and playing field as centres for building student self-esteem; improving the quality of education classes, extended day care programmes, diversion programmes and organized sports programmes; and putting the character develpoment claims of physical education programmes into practice. In addition, this resource aims to help physical educators offset some negative experiences facing their students by teaching them how to cope wth everyday realities; take pride in themselves and their accomplishemnts; refrain for judging others too quickly; get along with peers and teammates; abandon their "tough" images; and control their tempers.

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In this revised and expanded second edition, you’ll
· learn about the basic convictions needed for teaching social and personal responsibility to children and youth;
· hear from real teachers and kids in real schools and other programs;
· acquire new strategies, field-tested in both inner-city and suburban settings; and
· gain a better understanding of how to guide children and youth to become their social and personal bests.

In Teaching Responsibility Through Physical Activity, Second Edition, Don Hellison guides teachers in using physical activity to foster personal and social responsibility. Hellison’s expanded and revised classic provides strategies that have been field-tested in inner-city and suburban settings and will help you guide your students toward greater responsibility.

This new edition of Teaching Responsibility Through Physical Activity is focused on teaching in school settings. It includes the following features:
· KidQuotes, comments from real kids to motivate you to apply the concepts
· Updated references
· "Take-Aways" that summarize each chapter and help you consider your own situation
· New chapters on the lesson plan structure
· Information on how to integrate responsibility into physical activity lessons
· Strategies for specific problems that arise in class
· Guidelines for assessment of responsibility

PETE instructors and course adopters can use this book to help preservice physical education teachers and recreation leaders develop methods for promoting personal and social responsibility.

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a preservice teacher, you’ll find that Hellison’s popular guide, which includes a foreword by internationally renowned educator Daryl Siedentop, has been taken to an even higher level—one that can help you have a great impact on your students.

About the Author:

Don Hellison, professor of kinesiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is best known for his work with at-risk youth and for the development of affective approaches to teaching physical activities in schools and social agencies. Along with his university duties, Hellison has taught physical education part-time to young people in inner-city schools, alternative schools, residential homes, detention centers, and inner-city YMCAs since 1970.

Hellison's ideas and experiences appear in a variety of journals and books, including A Reflective Approach to Teaching Physical Education, Goals and Strategies for Teaching Physical Education, and Beyond Balls and Bats: Alienated Youth in the Gym. He will serve as editor of Quest in 1996-98.

He is a recipient of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) C.D. Henry Award for service to minorities (1994); the University of Illinois at Chicago Excellence in Teaching Award (1994); the National Youth Service Award--Chico, California City Council (1991); an honorary doctorate of laws (1986) from Monmouth College (IL); and the National Child Labor Committee Award for Exceptional Service to Children and Youth (1985).

Hellison is a member of AAHPERD, the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, and the National Association of Physical Education in Higher Education, where he has been a member of the Board of Officers, the Future Directions Task Force, the Scientific Committee, and the Presidential Advisory Committee.

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Hellison, Donald R.
Published by Human Kinetics Pub (1995)
ISBN 10: 0873226542 ISBN 13: 9780873226547
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