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ERIC Number: EJ800255
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6297
Kinesiology: Challenges of Multiple Agendas
Newell, Karl M.
Quest, v59 n1 p5-24 Feb 2007
This paper addresses the challenge of how the field of kinesiology can exploit the advantages of multiple agendas while minimizing the disadvantages. Agendas here are the scholarly themes that help organize the field of study explicitly or implicitly and that give emphases to it with respect to its content and impact in society. The issue of multiple agendas is discussed with respect to the core knowledge dimensions of physical activity: namely, lifespan development, interdisciplinary knowledge, and the professions of physical activity. The selection of programmatic emphases within dimensions and their interpretation are critical to determining the relative degrees of coherence and fragmentation of a department and the field of study at large. (Contains 5 figures, 2 tables, and 3 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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