This Australian text is written for pre-service primary education students who may love, like, tolerate or dread the prospect of teaching physical education. Written by well-known contributors to issues about physical education in Australia and overseas, it employs case studies to enliven the discussion and to encourage the reader to reflect upon their own experience of learning and teaching physical education. Grassroots programs operating in Australian schools are presented and evaluated. Instructors will find the activity sections, use of subheadings; case studies, glossary, summaries and appendices useful aids for their students. Written in a flowing conversational style, the book is designed to develop a critical understanding of physical education and to prepare the reader for professional educational practice.