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Volume 11 – Concepts for school sport in Europe: activity, sport and health [in German only]

Christiane Richter

This dissertation theses three typical concepts for school sport in Europe. Health education from Finland, movement education from the Netherlands and sport education from England. It shows by which criteria the national concepts are characterized and to which extend these concepts have been adopted by the other countries respectively. As a German example the rules and curricula of Northrhine-Westfalia for school sport are analysed. When comparing these three concepts of school-bases PE it becomes obvious that despite partly lots of different cultural contexts and didactical aims, they have not only a common aim (active style of living) and but dispose also of equivalent elements (positive attitude towards physical acitivity, cognitive foundation, variations of motor skills). On the basis of these equivalents finally a European basis curriculum for school sports has been constructed, which integrates in its structure the criteria of a moving, health and sports education, without neglecting the respective national pecularities.

ISBN: 3-89899-225-X
Aachen Meyer & Meyer Verlag 2006

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Volume 12 – Playgrounds und Spielplätze: The playground movement in USA and Germany 1870-1930 [in German only]

Stefan Wassong

The aim of this study is to describe the foundation and development of the US-American playground movement, to explain the educational aims and to analyse them with regard to the effectiveness.  The research period comprises the decades between the end of the War of Secession and the entry of the USA into World War I . Furthermore the interconnections between the playground movement in the USA and the play education and playground politics in the German Empire as well as in the German Republic between 1919 and 1933 are analysed. The part of playground movement focuses the analysis, to which extend the foundation of the Playground Association of America and its works were influenced by the knowledge on the German Central Committee for promoting people’s and youth games and their measures to popularize the play movement. But the author also scrutinizes, whether the recognization of the playground movement by the representatives of the play and sports movement in Germany has abetted playground politics, playground development and its educational legitimation in the German Empire and the German Republic of Weimar.

ISBN/ISSN:  3-89899-244-2 New ISBN:  978-3-89899-244-6
Aachen Meyer & Meyer Verlag 2006

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Volume 13 – Youth sport cultures: Learning, education and health [in German only]

Roland Naul / Arnd Krüger / Werner Schmidt (Eds.)

ISBN: 978-3-89899-310-4
Aachen Meyer & Meyer Verlag 2009

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Volume 14 – Willibald Gebhardt and his successors: Sport und the Olympics in Germany until 1933 [in German only]

Uwe Wick / Andreas Höfer (Hrsg.)

ISBN: 978-3-8403-0972-4
Aachen Meyer & Meyer Verlag 2012

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Volume 15 – Evaluation of Movement activities, play and sports offered at all-day schools in Northrhine-Westphalia [in German only]

SpOGATA research group  (Eds.)

ISBN: 978-3-8989-9778-2
Aachen Meyer & Meyer Verlag 2015