ERIC Number: ED141281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
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Physical Education in a Changing Society.
Freeman, William H.
This book is written for undergraduate students in physical education. The text emphasizes the development of physical education and sport, separately and together, including the problems that have resulted. Philosophy is stressed and the area of ethics and ethical problems relating to physical education is discussed. The book is divided into six parts. Part one covers the broad topic of physical education and the allied areas of health education and recreation. In part two the historical development of physical education from ancient to modern times is related. Part three is devoted to a study of the evolution of philosophies of physical education, historical and contemporary. The rise of sports in America is related in the fourth part and includes a discussion of the ethical problems that may arise in the field of sports. Modern American physical education is the subject of part five, which includes a section on career opportunities in physical education and professional preparation for work as a physical educator. In the final part the author speculates on the future of physical education, trends, problems and challenges. At the end of every chapter in the book a list of suggested readings on each topic is presented. (JD)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Career Opportunities, Competency Based Teacher Education, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Health Education, Moral Values, Physical Education, Undergraduate Students
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02107 ($10.95)
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