ERIC Number: ED289836
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
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The Business of Physical Education. Future of the Profession.
Ellis, Michael J.
This book presents a survey of the socioeconomic context of physical education and: (1) sketches the roots of the field; (2) relates the field to the changing nature of the society in which it exists; and (3) seeks to predict the nature of the profession, its content, and its relation to society in the future. The first two chapters set the scene by showing that physical education is embedded in the wider society and is also changed by society. It is indicated that the problems for contemporary physical education are rooted in massive forces that have developed in society at large. Chapter 3 discusses the changing demography and geography of the nation as sources of influences on the field. Chapter 4 charts the effects that the reorganization of the health care industry is likely to have on physical education and its neighboring fields. Chapters 5 through 7 discuss the changes occurring within physical education. Chapter 8 proposes models for physical education to carry it through the next phase of development. The final chapter summarizes the major challenges and opportunities ahead for physical education. (CB)
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational Sociology, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Health Services, Physical Education, Social Influences
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