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ERIC Number: ED265098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Apostles of Physical Culture for American Youth: Pioneering Episodes in the History of Teacher Training for Physical Education in the United States.
Barney, Robert Knight
This paper traces the history of the development of formal training for physical education teachers. The evolution of physical fitness training in American schools is discussed from its inception in the early 1800s, when the concept of the union of bodily health and academic achievement was first emphasized by German immigrants to the United States. It is pointed out that the earliest American physical educators were men trained in medicine, thus creating an early atmosphere surrounding physical education in colleges which was based on scientific inquiry and application. (JD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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