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ERIC Number: ED132137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Nov-1
Pages: 44
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One Man's Perceptions of Physical Education and Its Role in Today's Curriculum.
Stier, William F., Jr.
Physical education is academic discipline influencing the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains, promoting the development of the total individual by means of selected movement experiences and physical activities. As a structured portion of education, it has been in existence only about 100 years when a department of Physical Education and Hygiene was established at Amherst College in 1861. As an integral part of the educational system, it affects students at all levels, from the basic activities class in which all students are required to participate, through the intra- and extra-mural levels to the interscholastic level, in which only the most proficient participate. Preparatio of educational leaders for the field has been a problem, in that the physical educator was also expected (and in most cases required) to be involved in the coaching of extramural sports. With the development of the concept of "coaching internship," an individual who wishes to coach an athletic sport while teaching in another dicipline will be able to do that. This approach also opens the employment field to those who wish to teach physical education, but not coach sports. Success in a program of physical education can be judged only by the totality of its effects on the biological, psychological,sociological, and mental needs of the individual. With continued concern on the part of the professionals in the field, the role of physical education in the school for assisting every student reach his or her full potential as a citizen of this country can be realized. (MB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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