ERIC Number: ED274635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: 0
What Would It Take to Make a "National" Curriculum Acceptable.
Jewett, Ann E.
In this discussion on the feasibility of establishing a "National" curriculum for physical education, it is pointed out that it would first be necessary to reach an agreement on the overall goals or objectives of physical education. Consensus would have to be obtained on the primary focus of such a curriculum and a realistic set of desired outcomes. Significant research findings would be required to document claims that physical education programs can, in fact, produce the stated outcomes agreed upon. It would also be necessary to have the support of an adequate legal, and enforceable time table. A clear distinction would have to be maintained between an academic physical education curriculum and a school athletic program. Finally, philosophical and financial support would be needed for the necessary preservice education and inservice staff development programs to implement a national curriculum for physical education. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the National Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Cincinnati, OH, April 10-13, 1986).