*Fascinating as a history of the development of PE and of the progress of women's education, during a century of significant advances
*Comparative history of women's PE colleges
*The increasingly pedagogical study of Sport and Physical Education will create a ready market for this book
A fascinating history of PE in specialist women's colleges. Taking Chelsea College as an extended case study, this book looks back at 100 years of social, political and educational development comparing six women's colleges and tracing their impact on PE teaching. The book looks at the Heads of colleges, the impact on women's rights with regard to training and professional careers, the development of the PE curriculum, and more recent diversification of courses such as sports science and leisure studies.