ERIC Number: ED141282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
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The New Physical Education for Elementary School Children.
Burton, Elsie C.
This book is written for physical educators and classroom teachers of elementary school children. It is divided into five parts. Part one presents background information for developing a child-centered program and explores the educational potential of movement experiences. Part two introduces a six-step model designed to provide a sound theoretical basis for curriculum development, beginning with an assessment of each child's educational needs and ending with an evaluation of the learning outcomes. Part three focuses on learning activities designed to develop children's bodily, spatial, and kinesthetic awareness. In part four a systematic sequence of learning experiences is outlined with emphasis on basic skill development. Part five relates the skills and concepts developed by participation in the learning activities described in parts three and four to the three principal movement forms: educational dance, games, and gymnastics. Three appendixes contain an observation form developed to help students appraise a physical education program, an annotated bibliography, and sources for rhythmic accompaniment. (Author/JD)
Descriptors: Child Development, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Human Body, Kinesthetic Perception, Motor Development, Perceptual Motor Learning, Physical Education, Psychomotor Objectives, Skill Development, Teaching Methods
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02107 ($11.95, 20% discount for purchase by school)
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