ERIC Number: ED142524
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Creating the Hereafter for Physical Education.
Lambert, Charlotte L.
The problem of career opportunities in physical education does not lie in the absence or dearth of job openings but in the image the profession has of itself. The basic change required of physical educators is an awakening to the possibility and necessity of educating groups other than the traditional seventh to twelfth grades. In addition, physical educators must begin to actualize the concept that physical education is as broad a field as mental education and to specialize in various aspects of the discipline. A listing of specializations would have to include the following: athletic training, sport broadcasting, commercial fitness, work skills analysis, sports administration, pre-therapy, sports medicine, tension control, infant development, and senior citizen rehabilitation. For the profession to develop, physical educators must change their value system--must internalize the fact that physical education spreads over a broad spectrum of human activity and is not limited solely to the field of teaching. (MJB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at a meeting of the Illinois Association for Professional Preparation in Health, Physical Education and Recreation