ERIC Number: ED370902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Physical Education Framework for California Public Schools Kindergarten through Grade Twelve.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
This framework describes a developmental, sequential, age-appropriate physical education program designed to provide students of all ages with the knowledge and ability needed to maintain an active, healthy life-style. Three major goals of the curriculum are that students should: (1) develop effective motor skills and understand the fundamentals of movement by practicing and analyzing purposeful movement; (2) develop and maintain a positive self-image and strive to achieve personal excellence in planned physical activities; and (3) develop appropriate social behaviors by working independently and with others during planned physical activity. The guide, divided into six chapters, provides concepts and strategies that form the foundation of a comprehensive physical education system for kindergarten through grade 12. The chapter titles are: (1) "A Vision for Physical Education"; (2) "Goals and Disciplines for the Physical Education Curriculum"; (3) "Physical Education Guidelines for Kindergarten through Grade 12"; (4) "Environment Needed for a Quality Physical Education Program"; (5) "Quality Instruction in Physical Education"; and (6) "Criteria for Evaluating Instructional Resources." A definition and outcomes of the physically educated person, a program advisory clarifying adapted physical education program services, and a list of publications available from the California Department of Education are appended. (LL)
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Health Promotion, Interdisciplinary Approach, Life Style, Movement Education, Outcomes of Education, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Physical Education Facilities, Physical Education Teachers, Physical Fitness, Program Design, Resource Materials, Secondary School Teachers, Self Concept, Skill Development, Social Behavior
Bureau of Publications, Sales Unit, California Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95812-0271 ($6.75).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers: Age Appropriateness; California; Comprehensive School Health Programs
Note: For a related document, see SP 035 239.