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Critical Pedagogy, Physical Education and Urban Schooling (Counterpoints)

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Critical Pedagogy, Physical Education and Urban Schooling (Counterpoints)

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    Katie Fitzpatrick(Author)
This book won the North American Sport Sociology Society's 2013 Outstanding Book Award. Critical Pedagogy, Physical Education and Urban Schooling is a critical ethnography of health, physical education and the schooling experiences of urban youth. The subjects of health and physical education are compulsory in most schools internationally, but many contemporary practices in these subjects reinforce rather than challenge the stereotypes that urban youth are only physically talented and, subsequently, uninterested in schooling achievement. This book questions those practices and instead suggests that, if taught in critical ways, these subjects offer a particularly cogent space of hope and achievement for urban youth. The use of critical ethnography enables an in-depth account of urban youth in the subjects of health and physical education at school. This book thus explores the complex potential for health and physical education as key sites of learning for marginalized urban youth, examining these disciplines as subjects that are both politically fraught and also spaces of hope.

-Katie Fitzpatrick is a gifted researcher and writer. Her familiarity with the literatures of health/physical education, critical ethnography and reproduction theory is most impressive. Her ability to integrate social theory with critical ethnography and lives reflects her talents as a theorist and a writer. At the intersection, then, of critical ethnography and physical/health education, Dr. Fitzpatrick crafts a narrative about racialized bodies, produced and performed at the intersection of color, class and sexuality where young people ingest, resist, queer and challenge dominant stereotypes that circulate on the gym floor.- (Michelle Fine, Distinguished Professor of Social Psychology, Women's Studies and Urban Education, Graduate Center, CUNY, New York) -This is a very thoughtful and readable book. It does justice to the lives of the young people whose stories and lives are interpreted in sensitive and theoretically robust ways. This work is important for practitioners, teacher educators and policy makers and for PETE students - some of whom will recognise their own experiences and others who will be inspired to engage in a critical pedagogical approach.- (Jan Wright, Professorial Research Fellow, Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong, Australia)"Katie Fitzpatrick is a gifted researcher and writer. Her familiarity with the literatures of health/physical education, critical ethnography and reproduction theory is most impressive. Her ability to integrate social theory with critical ethnography and lives reflects her talents as a theorist and a writer. At the intersection, then, of critical ethnography and physical/health education, Dr. Fitzpatrick crafts a narrative about racialized bodies, produced and performed at the intersection of color, class and sexuality where young people ingest, resist, queer and challenge dominant stereotypes that circulate on the gym floor. (Michelle Fine, Distinguished Professor of Social Psychology, Women's Studies and Urban Education, Graduate Center, CUNY, New York) This is a very thoughtful and readable book. It does justice to the lives of the young people whose stories and lives are interpreted in sensitive and theoretically robust ways. This work is important for practitioners, teacher educators and policy makers and for PETE students - some of whom will recognise their own experiences and others who will be inspired to engage in a critical pedagogical approach. (Jan Wright, Professorial Research Fellow, Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong, Australia)

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  • PDF | 262 pages
  • Katie Fitzpatrick(Author)
  • Peter Lang Publishing Inc; New edition edition (31 Oct. 2012)
  • English
  • 10
  • Society, Politics & Philosophy

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