ERIC Number: ED316532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Potential of the Physical Education Teacher as Play Leader.
Jambor, Tom; Hancock, Kevin
The optimal place to accentuate a sound physical fitness program for children at the elementary level is within a well-designed playground. The playground can offer natural fitness development and within this setting the physical education teacher can be the most influential with all children, not just with those who are physically active and aggressive. The primary feature of a well-planned playground is the interlinking of structures and play components that allow for continual movement and interaction opportunity. Thus, a smooth natural integration of all physical development components and related activity options is achieved. All the physical fitness feats methodically worked through in the traditional physical education class are evident in children's free play behavior on the playground. The child is engaged in physical fitness training but isn't aware of it. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Association for the Child Rights to Play Leadership and Animation Conference (Washington, D.C., November 2-4, 1988).