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ERIC Number: EJ795566
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
The Case for Daily Physical Education
Lynn, Susan
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v78 n5 p18-21 May-Jun 2007
According to a recent study, only 56 percent of high school students participate in physical education, and the percentage of schools requiring physical education has progressively dropped. The goal of providing daily physical education to all K-12 students in the United States presents challenges such as budgetary issues, less time for other subjects, an increased need for certified or licensed physical education teachers, and the need of revised curriculums and lesson plans. To achieve this goal, physical education practitioners must become advocates for change by developing goals and strategies, spreading clear messages about the importance and benefits of daily physical education, and reporting data that support a return on investment.
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-213-7193; Fax: 703-476-9527; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: N/A