ERIC Number: ED261984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
The History of Elementary School Physical Education (1950-1985).
Elementary school physical education in the 1950s espoused the aims of complete education through programs which emphasized mastery of skills in games, sports, dance, and similar activities. Since the middle of the 1960s, movement education has gained in popularity as both a methodology and as a program focusing on learning through efficient movement. Several conferences have been conducted to develop conceptual frameworks for both the professional preparation of teachers of elementary physical education and the optimal implementation of the values of human movement as a medium of learning within the curriculum. "Essentials of a Quality Elementary Physical Education Program," initially formulated by members of the profession in 1970, states guidelines for the integration of elementary physical education as an integral part of the total educational program. Brief annotations of significant writings on the topic are included in this review. (Author/JD)
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