ERIC Number: ED107599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Physical Education '73.
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC.
This collection of articles deals with the importance of physical education to a child's development. The first article, "Directions and Thrust," examines three aspects of elementary physical education which became particularly important in the 1960's: movement education, perceptual-motor development programs, and the multidisciplinary approach. The second article, "Phys Ed Is Movement Ed." explains that goals such as a specific throw or move are not only important as ends in themselves, but also in relation to a child's ability to adjust movements to different situations. In the third article, "Physical Play--It's Vital," it is argued that physical education programs should not be too formal and should encourage students to use a variety of motor patterns. The fourth article,"Innovation, Inquiring, Individualizing," looks at an elementary physical education program at the University of California at Los Angeles and the objectives and goals which determine its organization. "Lacking Facilities? Improvise!" is the title of the last article, which suggests activities to be carried out in the classroom if the elementary teacher lacks equipment and/or facilities for physical education. (PB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Interdisciplinary Approach, Motion, Motor Development, Movement Education, Perceptual Motor Learning, Physical Education, Physical Education Facilities, Play, Skill Development
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, 1201 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Stock No. 245-25468, $0.50)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC.
Note: Reprinted from the Instructor Magazine, January 1973