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Dynamic Physical Education for Secondary School Students-9th Edition

Dynamic Physical Education for Secondary School Students-9th Edition

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    Dynamic Physical Education for Secondary School Students (DPE) has been the go-to textbook for preparing future secondary physical educators for more than 30 years. Now in its ninth edition, this trusted resource has been thoroughly updated to maintain its high quality and continue to meet the needs of preservice and in-service teachers in developing curricula that meet SHAPE America physical education standards and grade-level outcomes.

    DPE offers the best of both worlds: in-depth explorations of critical concepts to provide readers the foundational knowledge they need to teach quality physical education, combined with a host of ready-to-use activities. The result is a resource that will help preservice physical educators feel confident in the class setting from day one.

    Doctors Timothy Brusseau and Heather Erwin, coauthors for the previous edition, have taken the helm as lead authors this time. Improvements to this new edition include the following:
    • Reorganized chapters that provide a clear, comprehensive description of effective secondary physical education
    • New chapters on supporting and advocating for physical education (including budgeting, fundraising, facilities and equipment, communicating with stakeholders, professional development, and more) and on developing a comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP)
    • Updated chapters on assessment and teaching students with disabilities
    • The Dynamic PE ASAP website, which gives teachers access to examples of ready-to-use activities and complete lesson plans, as well as the ability to build their own lesson plans from the provided activities
    DPE will help current and future educators learn how to promote physical activity throughout the school day and beyond, and they will be able to rely on a vast array of evidence-based activities and instructional strategies to shape and deliver quality physical education programs.

    The text is organized into four parts, with part I exploring the factors involved in designing a quality physical education program. Part II delves into how to deliver that program—effective instruction, classroom management, assessment and evaluation, inclusion of students with disabilities, and more. In part III, readers investigate administrative issues, including safety and liability, advocacy, and intramurals and sport clubs. Part IV offers strategies, ideas, and examples for a variety of activities and units, including introductory activities, nontraditional activities, and outdoor and adventure activities.

    This latest edition of DPE features a full-color interior for the first time as well as an improved design. The book provides many features geared to helping readers get the most out of the content:
    • Learning objectives that set the stage for reading the chapter
    • Teaching tips from experienced teachers and teacher educators
    • Review questions to help students learn and prepare for exams
    • Website lists and suggested readings to guide students toward additional helpful content
    • A glossary to help students learn the language of the profession
    The content is designed to help students prepare for the edTPA, which is required in 18 states for PETE graduates before they can receive their teaching license.

    DPE comes with an integrated set of instructional tools, including an instructor guide, a test package, and a presentation package with PowerPoint lecture outlines that include key figures and tables from the book.

    DPE continues to be one of the most widely used and influential secondary physical education texts in the field. It helps readers implement current best practices and equips students with the information they need to create engaging and meaningful PE programs.


    Undergraduate text for courses in secondary physical education teaching methods. Reference for secondary physical education teachers and administrators.
    Part I. Designing an Effective Physical Education Program

    Chapter 1. Physical Education in the Secondary School
    What Is Physical Education?
    Rationale for Physical Education
    Major Outcomes for Physical Education
    Physical Education Content Standards
    Perspectives Influencing Physical Education
    Issues Affecting Physical Education Programs
    Essential Components of a Quality Program
    Characteristics of Successful Physical Education Programs
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 2. Curriculum Approaches
    Promoting Skill Development and Physical Activity Approach
    Sport Education Approach
    Tactical Games Approach
    Knowledge Concepts Approach
    Fitness Education Approach
    Personal and Social Responsibility Approach
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 3. Steps in Developing an Effective Curriculum
    Designing a Quality Curriculum
    An Articulated Curriculum: Grades K Through 12
    Learning Aids

    Part II. Teaching Students in an Effective Physical Education Program

    Chapter 4. Planning for Effective Instruction
    Develop Departmental Policies
    Factors Influencing Preinstructional Decisions
    Making Preinstructional Decisions
    Teach Each Student as a Whole Person
    Plan for Optimal Skill Learning
    Design Comprehensive Unit Plans
    Create Quality Lesson Plans
    Major Instructional Components of the Lesson
    Reflect on the Completed Lesson
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 5. Improving Instructional Effectiveness
    Defining Effective Instruction
    Demonstrate a Caring Attitude Toward Students
    Develop Effective Listening Skills
    Maintain Student Interest
    Communicate Effectively With Your Class
    Use Nonverbal Communication
    Demonstrate and Model Skills
    Facilitate Learning With Instructional Cues
    Use Effective Instructional Feedback
    Consider the Personal Needs of Students
    Improving Teaching Skills
    Evaluating Effective Teaching
    Systematically Observing to Improve Quality of Instruction
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 6. Teaching Styles
    Direct Instruction Style
    Task (Station) Style
    Mastery Learning (Outcomes-Based) Style
    Individualized Style
    Cooperative Learning
    Reciprocal Teaching Style
    Inquiry Style
    Teaching Styles and Student Learning
    A Framework for Using Multiple Teaching Styles
    Dynamic Instruction: Elements Common to All Styles
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 7. Management
    Strive for a Well-Managed Class
    Use Effective Class Organization Strategies
    Teach Responsible Student Behavior
    Implement a Proactive Behavior Management Approach
    Maintain and Promote Acceptable Behavior
    Decrease Unacceptable Behavior
    Deal With Severe Misbehavior
    Use Criticism Cautiously
    Make Punishment a Last Resort
    Know the Legal Consequences of Expulsion
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 8. Assessment, Evaluation, Grading, and Program Accountability
    Assessment of Student Performance
    Physical Activity Assessments
    Cognitive Assessment
    Affective Assessment
    Types of Assessments
    Student Self-Evaluation
    Other Assessments
    Criteria and Uses for Student Evaluation
    Uses for Student Evaluation
    Grading Considerations
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 9. Including Students With Disabilities
    Defining Adapted Physical Education and Sport
    Laws Related to Adapted Physical Education
    Least Restrictive Environment
    Development of the IEP
    A Systematic Approach to Successful Inclusion
    Fitness and Posture for Students With Disabilities
    Parental Support
    Recruiting and Training Paraeducators and Aides
    Learning Aids

    Part III. Developing and Administrating a Total Program

    Chapter 10. Safety and Liability
    Equipment and Facilities
    Personal Protection: Minimizing the Effects of a Lawsuit
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 11. Supporting and Advocating for Physical Education
    Advocacy and Effective Methods for Physical Education
    Budget Strategies for Physical Education
    Professional Development
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 12. Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs
    Strategies for Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of a CSPAP
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 13. Intramurals, Physical Activity Programs, and Athletics
    Physical Activity Programs
    Interscholastic Athletics
    Learning Aids

    Part IV. Implementing Instructional Activities

    Chapter 14. Introductory Activities
    Agility Activities
    Locomotor Challenges
    Individual Activities
    Partner and Small-Group Activities
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 15. Physical Fitness
    Fitness of America’s Youth
    Health-Related and Skill-Related Physical Fitness
    Creating a Positive Fitness Experience
    Exercises for Developing Balanced Fitness Routines
    Avoiding Harmful Practices and Exercises
    Activities and Routines for Developing Fitness
    Health Club Workouts
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 16. Healthy Lifestyles
    Integrating Health Concepts
    How Does the Body Work?
    Barriers to Healthy Living
    Teaching Health Maintenance
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 17. Nontraditional Activities
    Individual, Partner, and Small-Group Units of Instruction
    Novel Team Games and Activities
    Recreational Activities
    Cooperative Activities
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 18. Sports
    Field Hockey
    Flag Football
    Team Handball
    Track and Field
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 19. Lifestyle Activities
    Disc Games
    In-Line Skating
    Rhythmic Activity
    Rope Jumping
    Strength Training
    Swimming and Aquatics
    Learning Aids

    Chapter 20. Adventure Activities
    Group Initiative Activities
    Traverse Climbing-Wall Activities
    Ropes Course Activities
    Learning Aids
    Timothy A. Brusseau, PhD, is an associate professor and director of health and kinesiology at the University of Utah. Tim is a national expert on school-based multicomponent interventions, particularly comprehensive school physical activity programs (CSPAPs). He has received numerous awards and recognition for his teaching and research. He has 128 peer-reviewed publications on the topics of physical education, physical activity, and health and has made more than 175 conference presentations on topics related to physical education and physical activity programs.

    Heather Erwin, PhD, is department chair and a professor in the department of kinesiology and health promotion at the University of Kentucky. She is widely published in journals devoted to physical education and activity and has made more than 100 presentations to state, national, and international audiences on quality physical education programs and related topics. Heather also has been recognized throughout her career for her scholarship and teaching, most recently as a Teacher Who Made a Difference at the University of Kentucky and as KAHPERD’s University Physical Education Teacher of the Year in 2019.

    Paul W. Darst is a professor emeritus at Arizona State University in the area of physical education teacher preparation. His research and teaching focus on secondary school physical education curriculum, methods of teaching in the secondary schools, and activity habits of middle and high school students. He has been active professionally at the state, district, and national levels of SHAPE America—formerly known as American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)—and has received numerous honors and speaking invitations. In addition to coauthoring multiple editions of Dynamic Physical Education for Secondary School Students with Bob Pangrazi, Darst also authored Outdoor Adventure Activities for School and Recreation Programs (Waveland Press), Analyzing Physical Education and Sport Instruction (Human Kinetics), and Cycling (Scott, Foresman and Company, Sport for Life Series). He has written many articles and made numerous presentations to teachers on new ideas in teaching and on working with students.

    Robert P. Pangrazi, PhD, taught for 31 years at Arizona State University in the department of exercise science and physical education and is now a professor emeritus. An honor fellow of SHAPE America—formerly known as American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)—Dr. Pangrazi was also presented with that organization’s Margie Hanson Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Pangrazi is also a fellow in the American Kinesiology Association, formerly known as the Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education. He is a best-selling author of numerous books and texts over the years, including multiple editions of Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children and Dynamic Physical Education for Secondary School Children. He and Chuck Corbin coedited Toward a Better Understanding of Physical Fitness and Activity: Selected Topics for the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. In addition to numerous other books and texts, he has written many journal articles and scholarly papers for publication.

    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel.

    Instructor guide. Includes chapter takeaways and learning objectives, review questions and answers, discussion questions, lab activities, cooperative learning projects, addresses of recommended websites for further learning, and suggested reading lists.

    Test package. Contains 219 questions in true-false and multiple-choice formats.

    Presentation package plus image bank. Includes more than 200 PowerPoint slides of text, artwork, and tables from the book that can be used for class discussion and presentation. The slides in the presentation package can be used directly within PowerPoint or printed for distribution to students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides.

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