ERIC Number: ED183537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Issues in North American Sport and Physical Education.
Problem issues in sports, physical education, and recreation are discussed from within the context of education, culture, and society, and as influenced by the authors' personal values. The topics which are discussed include: the specific social forces that influence the direction of society and thus of sport and physical education; the application of philosphy to fitness, sport, physical recreation and athletics; redefinitions of amateur, semi-professional, and professional sports and their relationships to education, community agencies and society; and the investigation of instrinsic and extrinsic values from Olympic competition. Also defined and analyzed are the relationships of active participation in exercise, dance, and physical recreation to life enrichment; the concept of progress in the field, and; the forecasting of the future based on the profession's past. The role of women in athletics and the changing relationship between Eastern and Western programs of physical education are also considered. (Author)
Descriptors: Athletics, Beliefs, Competition, Educational Philosophy, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Physical Education, Social Problems, Socialization, Values
AAHPERD Promotion, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($15.95)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).
Authoring Institution: N/A