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ERIC Number: ED115650
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 11
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Reference Count: 0
The Teaching of the History of Physical Education and Sport in the United States and in Canada.
Eyler, Marvin H.
Twenty-seven universities were surveyed to determine types of programs, approaches, problems, and solutions in teaching the history of physical education and sport. All those that responded (23) indicated that they had at least one course in this field. Both elective and required undergraduate and graduate courses were offered at different institutions. Courses were usually three hours per week for one semester, and the normal format was the lecture, often with visual aids. Problems identified included overly large classes, insufficient time to cover the subject, lack of qualified faculty and appropriate texts, and student unfamiliarity with history. Recommendations to improve classes included provision of greater curriculum balance, with more attention to humanities; more emphasis on history; and greater involvement of historical organizations in taking on projects such as producing visual aids. Suggested innovative techniques included having students give mini-papers, going to museums, talking about current events, and using reproduced prints of primary sources. Beginning level classes focused on an understanding and appreciation of sport, while upper level classes dealt with the role of sport in society, and graduate classes stressed methods of historical research. (CD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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