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ERIC Number: ED126062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 340
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Handbook of Gymnastics in the Schools: Instructional, Exhibitional, and Competitive Gymnastics for Men and Women.
Baley, James A.
Values in gymnastics are discussed from anthropological, sociological, psychological, and physiological perspectives, which point out the instinctive basis of gymnastic activity and the objectives common to all physical education activities--physical courage, determination, perseverence, self-respect, self-reliance, and empathy. The historical development of gymnastics is traced from the arboreal activities of proto-man up through the Olympic Games of the 20th century. The common characteristics of children, teaching principles, anatomical, kinesiological, and physiological principles, and methods of class organization are offered as guides in the conduct of gymnastics class activities. Personal qualities and responsibilities of a coach are described in detail. Self-testing skills, contests, and relays are presented as conditioning exercises. A progressive program of skills and safety procedures is outlined for elementary, secondary, and college students; and international level skills for men and women are described. Spotting procedures are given for almost all skills. Included are tips on public relations, rules for organizing and judging competitive gymnastic meets, and comments on the future of gymnastics. Appendixes describe appropriate activities for gymnastic exhibitions and demonstrations, provide a "how-to" section for organizing an exhibition group (including samples of necessary documents, such as a constitution, contract agreement, and publicity release), and list suppliers of gymnastic equipment. Over 1,000 illustrations are contained in the book. (MM)
Allyn and Bacon, Inc., 470 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02210 (No price quoted)
Publication Type: Books
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