ERIC Number: ED121709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct-3
Reference Count: 0
The Education of "Ecological Man": Implications for Sport and Physical Education.
Zeigler, Earle F.
Physical education and recreation educators have a responsibility to inform their students about the dangers to the ecological system in an over-populated, over-industrialized, and polluted world. As a start, they can teach their students how to remain personally fit through exercise and proper diet. Secondarily, they can discuss social issues (such as the necessity for developing countries to change their economies to ones which do not demand constant growth and the consequent abuse of the world's resources). Recreation and parks instructors can encourage an appreciation of our natural resources and can recommend participation in leisure activities which do not deplete the environment. The entire field of education is crucial in developing public attitudes which will be responsive to environmental issues. (CD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Sport Sciences (Ottawa, Ontario, October 3, 1975)