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ERIC Number: ED002927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Pages: 93
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IMPROVEMENT OF MOTOR DEVELOPMENT AND PHYSICAL FITNESS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN.
GLASSOW, RUTH B.; AND OTHERS
CHILDREN IN THE FIRST, THIRD, AND FIFTH GRADES IN A SELECTED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WERE EXPOSED TO AN EXPERIMENTALLY DEVELOPED PROGRAM OF MOTOR ACTIVITIES AS PART OF A PHYSICAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM DESIGNED TO CHALLENGE A CHILD. PERFORMANCE MEASURES IN THE STANDING BROAD JUMP, THE 30-YARD DASH, THE OVER ARM THROW, THE PULL-UP, AND SHUTTLE RUN WERE TAKEN AT THE BEGINNING OF THE STUDY AND AT THE END OF THE FIRST AND SECOND YEAR. SINCE MEAN COORDINATION MEASURES FROM 6 TO 12 YEARS OF AGE DIFFERED ONLY SLIGHTLY, IMPROVEMENT IN THE MEAN SCORES FOR THE RUN AND JUMP IN THESE YEARS CAN BE ATTRIBUTED IN LARGE DEGREE TO SKELETAL GROWTH, AND THE SLIGHT COORDINATION CHANGES WHICH OCCURRED MAY BE DUE TO PRACTICE RATHER THAN TO AN AGE MATURATION FACTOR. SPECIFIC MUSCLE GROUPS CAN BE STRENGTHENED, BETWEEN 6 AND 12 YEARS, THROUGH PARTICIPATION IN A SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM AND GAINS ARE GREATER WHEN EFFORTS ARE MADE TO STRESS VIGOROUS ACTIVITY. (JL)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.
Identifiers: MADISON; WISCONSIN