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Teaching Methods of Physical Education

Saket Raman Tiwari and Chhote Lal Rathor. Edited by Yogesh Kumar Singh, APH, 2007, xii, 238 p, ISBN : 8131300765, $33.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Teaching Methods of Physical Education/Saket Raman Tiwari and Chhote Lal Rathor. Edited by Yogesh Kumar Singh

Contents: Preface. 1. Administration and management : nature, objectives and scope. 2. Background of physical education. 3. Sports management: concept, types and instructional aspects. 4. Physical education : methods of teaching. 5. Physical education : quality teacher. 6. Physical education : teaching aids. 7. Physical education : effective library. 8. Physical education : classification of students. 9. Class management : physical activities. 10. Class management : financial decision. Bibliography.

"It should be quite obvious and understandable, that the level of elite sports in the country can be marginally lifted only by joint efforts of all involved in the process. This was very clearly proved by the experience of major sports countries in the world like former USSR, USA, China etc. But it or almost the same effect can be achieved only under certain conditions. One and perhaps the main conditions of them is to make all involved understand, that sports itself and elite sports in particular is a highly sophisticated system which can function efficiently only in case everything is fine inside it. Another very important factor is to drop the talks about some specific conditions in the country or specificity of nutrition etc. Nobody is going to reduce international standards, or to organize the games for vegetarians or non-vegetarians, early matured or late matured etc. The goals are very well known and every country is free to select its own way to the top by use of experience of advanced countries in sports and own experience as well. Practice shows, that the shortest way is to use the existing experience not trying to change it according to the conditions of the country, but to change something in the country's conditions to match the "technology" of producing the performance. It is a technology, which includes some input, process and output and everything in this technology should be thought out carefully. Input should be properly selected; process should have its special conditions and time limits etc. Highly trained personnel should run under particular rules and regulations and roughly speaking the whole system. Otherwise, any minor breakdown will lead to another one and finally to the major problem.

The goal of life is to get good and dynamic celebrity and we can get it through effective teaching methods of physical education. The present volume is a humble effort to present the problems of teaching methods of physical education through their past history, as author has perceived. Teaching methods of physical education can be defined as the study of human behavior in physical activity and sports or games. A close examination of the available literature in the field suggests that experts of physical education are particularly interested in the variation that occurs in the teaching methods of individuals in such contexts. This includes the variation among different individual who are placed in the same situation as well as the variation in the behaviors of the same individual across differed, situation.

We need to look inward to see the reasons why we were left in such a desperate state. Whenever there is an achievement of individual sports-persons even if it is minor, the wild jubilation attached to it is totally disproportionate to the achievements. Mrs. K. Malleswari's singular bronze medal achievement in the last Olympic is only the latest incidence to illustrate that the young generation of our country is desperately seeking sports models to emulate, and they are emerging on very rare occasions. One of the aftermaths of the Asian Games in New Delhi was the development of physical training institutes and teaching centres may parts of the country.

The book in itself is enough guide for any senior physical instructor to organize all kinds of physical training and activities. This is irrespective of where such a physical instructor is placed in India. There are no high demands on equipment. The methodology is very sound, focused and clear. The sports organizer has to undertake multiple activities in organizing a sporting event and the duo authors have provided guidance for all such eventualities in all these text sets." (jacket)

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