ERIC Number: ED069076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Special Olympics Instructional Manual. . .From Beginners to Champions.
American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC.; Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation, Washington, DC.
The manual is intended to assist teachers, volunteers, and parents in providing physical education or recreation activities for mentally retarded children. Presented in each of the four basic activity areas (fitness and conditioning, track and field, volleyball, and swimming) are activities, drills, methods, teaching/coaching suggestions, and sequenced progressions for children at all age and performance levels. Basic, intermediate, and advanced fundamentals of each activity are described, with progressive teaching sequences and detailed practice schedules or lesson plans. Also explained is the philosophy and rationale for physical education and recreation programs for the retarded, with special reference to the Special Olympics (a yearly national sports competition for retarded children). Line drawings illustrate the manual. (KW)
Descriptors: Athletics, Exceptional Child Education, Guidelines, Mental Retardation, Physical Education, Physical Fitness, Recreation, Swimming, Teaching Guides
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Authoring Institution: American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC.; Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation, Washington, DC.