ERIC Number: ED211484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
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Physical Education. Essay on Teaching Able Students.
Nekton, Kathy N.
The physical education program at Phillips Exeter Academy (New Hampshire) is designed to benefit students who, while being academically gifted, have the normal range of athletic aptitude and interests. The primary objective of the overall program is to develop individual abilities and promote physical fitness. While some students enjoy and participate in team sports, others prefer individual activities and sports that they will participate in throughout their life, such as golf, tennis, or swimming. Athletic faculty members are encouraged to continue to develop their own abilities and to actively participate in sports with the students. A special program is offered for ninth grade students, whose abilities, condition, and interests are quite diverse. The basic philosophy underlying the program is that students should improve their individual body fitness through athletic activity and should also be exposed to as many athletic opportunities as possible. (JD)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Academically Gifted, Athletic Coaches, Exercise, Individual Development, Intramural Athletics, Lifetime Sports, Physical Education, Physical Fitness, Recreation, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Student Teacher Relationship, Teaching Methods, Teamwork
Not available separately; see SP 019 253.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: Phillips Exeter Academy NH