ERIC Number: ED103362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-19
Reference Count: 0
The Future of Women's Athletics: Entertainment or Education?
Park, Roberta J.
A well-rounded program of extramural opportunities for females which provides experience between the intramural model and the existing male intercollegiate models is presently nonexistent. Five possible alternatives to guide the future of athletics are suggested: (a) women could demand access to the existing model of male athletics; (b) women could devise and insist upon an alternative model of athletics which would provide programs for athletes of either sex; (c) the physical education profession should do all in its power to encourage public service community agencies to establish a wide range of competitive sports experiences for those children, youth, and young adults who have learned sports skills in their curricular physical education classes; (d) special colleges should be established for superior athletes, much as there are conservatories for music and studios for art and ballet; and, (e) departments of intercollegiate athletics should continue to offer programs in selected sports for outstanding male and female athletes. (Author/MJM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (Atlantic City, New Jersey, March 19, 1975