ERIC Number: ED273601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Risks of a National Curriculum.
Bain, Linda L.
A national curriculum in physical education for the elementary and secondary schools will not solve the problems prevalent in current physical education curricula. In terms of feasibility, it is not clear that a consensus could be reached among physical educators or that a national curriculum could change local programs, or that it could be disseminated at the local level. A national physical education curriculum might be established through a state-by-state effort to develop curriculum regulations consistent with national curriculum guidelines, or perhaps accreditation standards could facilitate the implementation of a national curriculum. In terms of desirability of a national physical education curriculum, there is the technical question of whether such a curriculum, once implemented, could produce the desired results and also the moral/ethical commitments of the profession. Instead of working toward a national curriculum, physical educators should, on a local collective basis, collaborate to improve the quality of physical education programs in their area. (CB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Cincinnati, OH, April 10-13, 1986).