ERIC Number: ED161873
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
The State of Physical Education Curriculum.
Bain, Linda L.
Physical education curriculum is examined from both the subject-centered and student-centered theories of curriculum design. A subject-centered curriculum is described as a discipline studying human movement from several perspectives: biomechanical, physiological, psychological, sociological, historical, philosophical, and aesthetic. Proponents of this theory believe that the structure of the physical education program should parallel the perceived structure of the discipline. In contrast, student-centered curriculum begins with the assumption that the physical education program content should be selected, structured, and sequenced according to the needs of the students. The problems of evolving a physical education program successfully meshing both of these theories are discussed in this address. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at Curriculum Symposium of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (St. Louis, Missouri, November 4-6, 1978)