ERIC Number: EJ978965
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
Physical Education, Liberal Education and the Leaving Certificate Examination
Mulcahy, D. G.
Irish Educational Studies, v31 n3 p251-262 2012
This article considers the conceptualization of physical education as a Leaving Certificate Examination subject and the place of physical education in a liberal education. Special attention is given to the conceptual evolution of physical education and its intrinsic educational values and to the developments in the idea of a liberal education over the past quarter century. It is concluded that physical education merits inclusion in liberal education and a place in the Leaving Certificate Examination.
Descriptors: Physical Education, General Education, Teacher Certification, Exit Examinations, Educational Development, Concept Formation, Educational History, Definitions, Fused Curriculum, Unified Studies Curriculum, Foreign Countries
Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A