ERIC Number: ED157872
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Focus on Physical Education, Intramurals and Interscholastics.
Gerard, Glen K.; And Others
Physical education, intramurals, and interscholastics are often key areas of study for staffs working to provide for the physical needs of the middle school child. This paper gives direction to the development of programs in physical education in this area. A brief analysis of the problems involved in physical education at the middle school level is followed by a position statement by the Michigan Association of Middle School Educators (MAMSE) on physical education, intramurals, and interscholastics. This position emphasizes that intramural sports should be the central objective in middle school physical education. A brief description of the learner is provided as well as a statement of middle school purpose, generalizations from literature on the subject, and identification of key program components. Practical ideas for making programs beneficial for the individual student are suggested. A source guide to reading materials is included. (JD)
Descriptors: Athletics, Extramural Athletics, Individual Development, Individual Differences, Intramural Athletics, Middle Schools, Motor Development, Physical Education, Program Design, Student Behavior
MAMSE, Michigan State University, 406 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Association of Middle School Educators, East Lansing.