ERIC Number: ED207983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Essentials of a Quality Elementary School Physical Education Program. A Position Paper.
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Washington, DC. National Association for Sport and Physical Education.
The purpose of the statements in this pamphlet is to assist school personnel and community leaders in determining focus and direction as they develop programs of physical education for elementary school children. An underlying principle in all of the statements is that physical education is an integral part of the total educational program. To become a fully functioning individual, the child needs many opportunities to participate in well-conceived and well-taught learning experiences in physical education. Brief positions are offered on the following topics: (1) the child; (2) the teacher; (3) teacher preparation and staff development; (4) instructional programs; (5) evaluation; (6) organization and administration; (7) equipment and facilities; and (8) school-related programs. Reflected in the positions are principles in federal legislation on equity for all children regardless of race, creed, sex, or handicapping condition. (FG)
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Curriculum Design, Educational Principles, Educational Quality, Elementary Education, Equal Education, Movement Education, Physical Education, Physical Education Facilities, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Role, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Washington, DC. National Association for Sport and Physical Education.