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ERIC Number: ED370952
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr-8
Pages: 46
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Physical Education in the Dominican Republic.
Monahan, Tony
Physical education is an active part of all public and private schools in the Dominican Republic. This research report is a first time compilation of Dominican Physical Education programs, structure, problems, and proposed solutions. The first of two parts reviews the history, structure, and function of the Dominican educational system, including specific curricula and educational programs. To date, numerous problems in school attendance, teacher training, educational leadership, curriculum development, and modernization have led to a national education crisis. To alleviate current problems, a national educational program has been implemented. The plan is designed as a 10-year collective effort to find solutions, restructure educational leadership and structure, increase funds for education, improve school efficiency, and improve teacher training. Part two specifically examines the Physical Education program, its history, structure, specific curricula, and facilities. A review of current public school physical education curriculum (grades 1-12), teacher training programs, and specific problems related to physical education is included. In addition, programs designed to improve the state of physical education are described, including current progress through the 10-year plan. While physical education is not specifically mentioned in any national program, it is recommended that reform is needed for all education, including specialty subjects. (Author/LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers: Dominican Republic; Reform Efforts