ERIC Number: ED214911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
A Guide to Curriculum Development in Physical Education.
Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.
This guide offers a framework for planning, implementing, and evaluating a physical education program for students in primary grades through high school based on Connecticut state goals. The first section contains a discussion of the philosophy and goals of physical education programs and current trends in physical education. The second section discusses the contributions made to physical education from the biological, physical, and behavioral sciences. In the third section, suggestions are made for developing a comprehensive physical education program in the schools. The fourth section deals with designing a curriculum suitable for students at different levels of physical, mental, and emotional development from the ages of three to eighteen. Suggestions are made for considering the characteristics of students at each developmental level, their needs and interests, the teaching philosophy used at each stage, learning outcomes, and desirable experiences. Teaching styles and methods are discussed in the fifth section, and student evaluation and measurement techniques are considered in the sixth section. The seventh section offers insights and suggestions for dealing with students with special needs. Federal, state, and local legal requirements affecting Connecticut school responsibilities are covered in the eighth section. The ninth section recommends organizational and administrative procedures. The tenth section discusses physical education facilities, equipment, and supplies. The final section contains suggestions for extraclass athletic and recreational activities. The appendix contains statewide goals for education specific to Connecticut, a glossary, samples of exemplary physical education practices, and lists of physical education supply sources and resources. (JD)
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Administrative Organization, Curriculum Development, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Extramural Athletics, Intramural Athletics, Legal Responsibility, Physical Education, Physical Education Facilities, Physical Fitness, Physical Health, Program Development, Recreational Activities, State Standards, Student Characteristics, Student Needs, Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.