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ERIC Number: ED018932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 1
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FACILITIES FOR PHYSICAL FITNESS.
MUSIAL, STAN
THIS ARTICLE CITES THE LOW PRIORITY THAT PHYSICAL EDUCATION GENERALLY HAS IN CURRICULUM AND SCHOOL FACILITY PLANNING. IT ALSO CITES THE REASONS FOR DEVELOPING MORE ADEQUATE PHYSICAL EDUCATION FACILITIES--(1) OUR WAY OF LIFE NO LONGER PROVIDES VIGOROUS PHYSICAL ACTIVITY NECESSARY FOR HEALTHY DEVELOPMENT, (2) A DIRECT RELATIONSHIP EXISTS BETWEEN PHYSICAL FITNESS AND ACADEMIC AND SOCIAL PERFORMANCE, AND (3) INCREASED LEISURE TIME REQUIRES THAT PEOPLE BE PREPARED TO USE IT ENJOYABLY AND CONSTRUCTIVELY. THE ARTICLE INCLUDES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FACILITIES FOR A HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM--BOYS AND GIRLS GYMNASIUMS WITH APPARATUS AND EXERCISE ROOMS, A SWIMMING POOL, PLAYING FIELDS, COURTS AND HARD SURFACE AREAS, AN OUTDOOR RECREATION AREA, AN OBSTACLE COURSE, ATHLETIC FACILITIES FOR WELL-ROUNDED INTRAMURAL AND VARSITY PROGRAMS PROGRAMS, AND ADEQUATE LOCKER AND SHOWER FACILITIES. CITED AS AN EXAMPLE IS THE SPACE AND FACILITIES REQUIREMENTS FOR A PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM SET UP BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OF CALIFORNIA. PHYSICAL EDUCATION FACILITIES SHOULD BE USED DURING EVENINGS, ON WEEKENDS, AND DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS. THE ARTICLE RECOMMENDS THAT PHYSICAL EDUCATION FACILITIES BE PLANNED FOR INSTRUCTION, SCHOOL RECREATION AND COMMUNITY USE. THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN THE MAY, 1965 ISSUE OF AMERICAN SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY. COPIES MAY BE OBTAINED FROM ARNOLD BLOOM, EDITOR, BUTTENHEIM PUBLISHING CORP., 757 THIRD AVENUE, NEW YORK, N.Y. 10017. (GM)
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Identifiers: CALIFORNIA