ERIC Number: ED221515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Physical Education for Special Populations: Beyond P. L. 94-142.
Loovis, E. Michael
Physical education for special populations is a full-fledged sociological and educational movement. Issues concerning adapted physical education teachers involve improving the services of responsible educators, possible futures for adapted physical education,, and the true situation of physical education for the handicapped today. Issues which will have an impact on the life expectancy and quality of the movement include: (1) attitudes of physical educators toward adaptive physical education; (2) placement alternatives for handicapped students; (3) selecting teaching methods appropriate for individual students; (4) the mainstreaming of handicapped students into regular physical education programs; (5) parental involvement and support; (6) the realistic limits of the effectiveness of physical education for students with special handicapping conditions; (7) the certification process for adapted physical education teachers; (8) sport programs for special students; and (9) administrative support for physical education. (JD)
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Disabilities, Educational Responsibility, Exceptional Persons, Flexible Scheduling, Mainstreaming, Parent Participation, Physical Education Facilities, Physical Education Teachers, Program Improvement, Student Placement, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Midwest District, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Adapted Physical Education Conference (Chicago, IL, October, 1980).