ERIC Number: ED161844
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Philosophic Basis for Curriculum Content in Physical Education.
Fraleigh, Warren P.
Physical education curriculum is examined as it concurs with the philosophical premise that the aim of the curriculum is development of the individual for the purpose of that person's liberation. Six areas of development within physical education are identified as they relate to the primary value of liberation of the individual. Development of performance skills in sport, dance, and exercise allow a person to make a team, to have a way of social relationships with others, to increase self-confidence, and to use leisure time. Organic fitness is seen as liberating the individual to enjoy physical activities and to be the author of his own actions. Technical knowledge in sports, dance, and exercise enables the individual to participate in these movement forms and to understand and appreciate participation by others. Knowledge of the biological, economical, historical, psychological, and sociological aspects of sport, dance, and exercise enriches the individual by providing insight into the impact of these activities on human life. Participation in sport, dance, and exercise is a natural way of attaining clearer self-understanding and is a means for development of the ethical character of participants. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Association for Sport and Physical Education Curriculum Academy Working Symposium (St. Louis, Missouri, November 4-6, 1978)