PrefaceAcknowledgmentsPart I The LearnerChapter 1 An Overview of Developmental Physical EducationChapter 2 Childhood Growth and Motor DevelopmentChapter 3 Movement Skill AcquisitionChapter 4 Physical Activity and Fitness EnhancementChapter 5 Cognitive LearningChapter 6 Affective GrowthChapter 7 Children With DisabilitiesPart II The TeacherChapter 8 Effective Teaching: Skills, Responsibilities, ChoicesChapter 9 Facilitating Learning: Positive Discipline and Classroom ManagementChapter 10 Teaching Styles: Connecting With the LearnerChapter 11 Planning for Success: Skill Themes and Lesson PlanningChapter 12 Assessing Progress: Motor, Fitness, and Physical Activity AssessmentChapter 13 Advocacy: Educating, Communicating, MotivatingPart III The Developmental ProgramChapter 14 The Developmental CurriculumChapter 15 The Physical Education ContentChapter 16 Movement Skill Development Through Movement Concept LearningChapter 17 Safety Considerations and Legal LiabilityPart IV The Skill ThemesChapter 18 Fundamental Stability Skill ThemesChapter 19 Fundamental Locomotor and Non-Locomotor Skill ThemesChapter 20 Fundamental Manipulative Skill ThemesPart V The Content AreasChapter 21 Developmental GamesChapter 22 Developmental DanceChapter 23 Developmental GymnasticsPart VI The Program StrandsChapter 24 Developing the Active ChildChapter 25 Developing the Thinking ChildChapter 26 Developing the Feeling ChildGlossaryReferencesIndexAbout the Authors
David L. Gallahue, EdD, is dean of the school of health, physical education, and recreation at Indiana University. A former elementary school PE teacher, he has been a university professor for more than 30 years and has focused his career on children's motor development and movement skill learning. As owner and director of Challengers Day Camp and after-school program for 20 years, he worked with children, trained beginning teachers, and experimented with the developmental approach. He was chair of both the Council on Physical Education for Children (COPEC) and the Motor Development Academy of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). He was elected to the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education and the North American Society for HPERD Professionals in recognition for his work with children and extensive influence in the field of children's physical education and motor development. He was recently recognized with an honorary professorship from the Chengdu Institute of Physical Education in China for his international efforts on behalf of children.Dr. Gallahue earned his master's degree from Purdue University and his doctorate from Temple University.Frances Cleland Donnelly, PED, is associate professor and assistant chair of the health and physical education teacher certification program at West Chester University. She has taught elementary physical education in private and public schools for 10 years and continues to teach children through her university position and research. Dr. Donnelly served in COPEC from 1999 to 2002. She earned her master's and doctorate degrees in motor development, adapted physical education, and child development from Indiana University. She has published many articles in refereed journals related to critical thinking in K-12 physical education, assessment, dance, interdisciplinary teaching, and teaching methodology.