ERIC Number: ED242681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Youth Physical Fitness. Suggestions for School Programs.
President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Washington, DC.
Physical education is an essential part of basic general education. Aside from the influence of heredity and nutrition, physical education is the only way in the school's instructional program to insure the development of organic vigor and vitality. It is the only organized means for the development of nerve/muscle skills that are so essential to the individual. Physical education is more important than it has ever been in this country, as the average school pupil is insured little exercise or physical activity other than that received in school instruction. The purpose of this publication is to assist in the promotion of effective physical education programs for all pupils in grades K-12. Most program suggestions are basic in nature, and designed to assist classroom teachers (inexperienced in physical education) in developing activities which will contribute to the physical fitness of their students. Some recommendations go beyond a basic program and suggest advanced activities. This book is divided into three main parts--basic, advanced, and comprehensive programs. Each school is encouraged to follow the four point program (outlined in the basic program) to insure that each pupil receives the benefit of at least a minimum fitness program. (JMK)
Descriptors: Awards, Elementary Secondary Education, Exercise, Physical Education, Physical Fitness, Physical Health, Program Design, Program Development, Student Development, Teacher Role
President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, 450 Fifth St., NW, Rm. 7103, Washington, DC 20001 (Free single copies while supply lasts). Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Washington, DC.