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ERIC Number: ED121735
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-2
Pages: 10
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How The PTA Views Physical Education.
Kimmel, Carol
The Parent Teachers Association (PTA) has had a long interest in physical education. At the convention at which the PTA was founded, a major address was presented on the subject of "physical culture." After 80 years, the PTA is still concerned with the physical as well as mental education of children. A major concern is with the psychological damage that high pressure, competitive sports programs may have. In conjunction with its efforts on behalf of physical education, the PTA in recent years has become deeply concerned with piecemeal efforts in the area of health education. Consequently they are now actively promoting a program of comprehensive school health education through passage of the Comprehensive School Health Education Bill. This bill would establish a three-year program to encourage the development of sound health habits in children and authorize grants for teacher training. Helping to secure passage of this bill is one of four priorities in the National PTA's current legislative program. (DT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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